18 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  29 h
1
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: New Delhi, India

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Los Glaciares National Park is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Los Glaciares National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in April, with highs in Los Glaciares National Park at 9°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, get great views at Sky Costanera, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Palermo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker tool .

Foz do Iguacu is just a stone's throw from Iguazu National Park. In April, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, explore and take pictures at Maracanã, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada da Caieira, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha route builder .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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