23 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

23 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia de Grumari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Circuito Chico, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Parque 3 de Febrero and Birding Buenos Aires. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, enjoy some diversion at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and stop by Palermo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, wander the streets of Pocitos, and visit Ciudad Vieja.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gramado, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally explore the activities along Lago Negro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Snowland, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and then see what you can catch with Saidas de Pesca Esportiva.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gramado route builder app.

Getting from Montevideo to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.