29 days in Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

29 days in Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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29 days in Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
ferry + Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cuiaba, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Salvador, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + ferry:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires attractions website .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Buenos Aires is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

1
night
Cuiaba, Brazil

Cuiaba ©
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pantanal Nature as well as Wildlife Pantanal Tours. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Pantanal Nature, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Pantanal Tours, then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Tia Nair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Pantanal Shopping, then contemplate the long history of Our Lady of Rosario and Sao Benedito Church, then stroll around Mae Bonifacia Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuiaba vacation planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Cuiaba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Cuiaba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Pantanal Tours ©
Wildlife Pantanal Tours
Parque Tia Nair ©
Parque Tia Nair

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cuiaba to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuiaba to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

1
night
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, look for gifts at Ita Gemas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, don't miss a visit to Largo de Coimbra, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then examine the collection at Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ouro Preto trip planning tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ouro Preto, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

6
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Forte (Projeto Tamar & Forte Beach) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pelourinho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Salvador in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, flight, and bus; or drive. January in Salvador sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Guarajuba Beach
Highlights from your plan
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

7
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: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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