15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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15 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Puerto Madero. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Boca, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, steep yourself in history at Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip app .

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Buenos Aires is minus 3 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, admire the masterpieces at Museu Internacional De Arte Naif, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruínas do Antigo Presídio and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Bode.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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