47 days in Argentina, Brazil & Peru Itinerary

47 days in Argentina, Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Iquitos, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 20 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil
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Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then wander the streets of Barranco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): walk around Parque Alfredo Salazar, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lima tour builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Lima is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Lima is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iquitos, Peru

— 4 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Iquitos.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Iquitos online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Lima to Iquitos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Lima in March, you will find days in Iquitos are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then make a trip to Miraflores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lima attractions app.

You can fly from Iquitos to Lima in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in March, you will find days in Lima are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mendoza, Argentina

— 20 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Potrerillos (Rincon de los Oscuros, Embalse de Potrerillos, &more), Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Tupungato (Masi Tupungato, La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, &more). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: walk around Parque General San Martin, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, do a tasting at Bodega Matervini, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Mendoza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima to Mendoza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in March, Mendoza is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park holiday builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online travel route planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, admire all the interesting features of Leblon Beach, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Governador Celso Ramos.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

— 3 nights
A holiday in Governador Celso Ramos offers pristine stretches of sandy white beach, complemented by brilliant turquoise water lapping at the shore.
Get out of town with these interesting Governador Celso Ramos side-trips: Nova Trento (Museum of Italian Culture, Santuario Nossa Senhora do Bom Socorro, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Palmas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calheiros Beach, steep yourself in history at Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chuch of Nossa Senhora da Piedade.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Governador Celso Ramos using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio de Janeiro to Governador Celso Ramos. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April since evenings lows in Governador Celso Ramos dip to 22°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Governador Celso Ramos

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa dos Mercadores and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Governador Celso Ramos to Rio de Janeiro with the Route module. Traveling from Governador Celso Ramos in April, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours · Historic Sites

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.