22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu Airport
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

Plan my day in Buenos Aires using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dublin, Ireland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Town of Gaiman, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip builder site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Bahia Lopez.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, sample the fine beverages at Casa Tapaus Destilados, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Mendoza to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, snap pictures at Ponte Internacional da Amizade, examine the collection at Itaipu Ecomuseu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mendoza to Foz do Iguacu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

Plan my day in Rio de Janeiro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums