16 days in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires Itinerary

16 days in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosteiro De Sao Bento and First Independent Presbiterian Church of St. Paul. You'll explore and learn at Temple of Solomon and Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Guaruja and see Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Sao Paulo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach ©
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach
Temple of Solomon ©
Temple of Solomon

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Parque Lage will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi and Imperial Museum. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara), Saquarema (Igreja de Nossa Sra. da Conceicao & Praia de Itauna) and Castelo de Itaipava (in Itaipava). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, and admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de La Plata and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Lujan (Basilica de Lujan & Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta.

Before you visit Buenos Aires, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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