15 days in Rio de Janeiro & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly
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Tigre, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio de Areco, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive
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La Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive to Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, Cervejaria Bohemia, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, engage your brain at Museu do Amanha, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Rio de Janeiro is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in August, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tigre.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Tigre, Argentina

— 3 nights
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tigre: Lujan (Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan, Basilica de Lujan, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de arte Tigre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Isidro, explore the activities along Delta El Tigre, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval de la Nacion.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Tigre online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Tigre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: high temperatures in Tigre hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio de Areco.

Things to do in Tigre

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

— 1 night
A picturesque town on the Areco River, San Antonio de Areco lies just 113 km (70 mi) from the city of Buenos Aires and represents a popular retreat for local tourists.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Draghi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, then examine the collection at Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes, and finally snap pictures at Puente Viejo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio de Areco vacation planner.

You can drive from Tigre to San Antonio de Areco in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Plata.

Things to do in San Antonio de Areco

Museums · Historic Sites

La Plata, Argentina

— 2 nights
In many ways a mini version of the national capital, attractive La Plata features a laid-back charm all its own thanks to its innovative layout.
On the 13th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Republica de los Ninos, learn more about the world around you at Museo de La Plata, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Municipal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Plata.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Plata itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Antonio de Areco to La Plata in 2.5 hours. August in La Plata sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in La Plata

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Province of Buenos Aires travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Churches
Unfolding around the capital city, the Province of Buenos Aires represents the country's hub of agricultural production. Though most visitors on vacation in the Province of Buenos Aires concentrate on exploring the memorable capital, the fertile plains surrounding the city provide a window into the country's rural way of life and gaucho culture. If you're looking for relaxation, a string of seafront resorts serve as quiet retreats by day and buzzing nightlife spots after dark. Well-planned tours of the Province of Buenos Aires rarely miss a chance to explore the area's quiet gaucho towns: old-fashioned settlements with cobblestone streets and appealing 19th-century architecture.