29 days in Patagonia & Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Patagonia & Brazil Itinerary

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29 days in Patagonia & Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
1
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
7
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
10
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Santiago, Chile


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2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

Before you visit Los Glaciares National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Santiago, Chile to Los Glaciares National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Fitz Roy and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, stop by Marcopolo Bookstore, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Chalten travel planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan San Carlos de Bariloche vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

You can plan Foz do Iguacu trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Carlos de Bariloche to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

4
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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro route planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
When in Porto de Galinhas, make a side trip to see Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, admire the striking features of Outeiro church and panoramic view, and stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Porto de Galinhas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
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, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo journey planner .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in February, Sao Paulo is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
Gramado is known for parks, museums, theme parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Mini Mundo, find something for the whole family at Snowland, see the interesting displays at Mundo a Vapor, and don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gramado road trip tool .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canela
Highlights from your plan
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game
Snowland ©
Snowland

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