59 days in Brazil, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

59 days in Brazil, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  8 h
6
Castro, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  24 h 30 min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
10
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
14
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Riga, Latvia

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga) and Iporanga e das Conchas Beach (in Guaruja). The adventure continues: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo tour itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Riga in January: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

SESC Bertioga, Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São 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.
Take a break from Gramado with a short trip to Miragem Livraria in Sao Francisco de Paula, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

Discover how to plan a Gramado trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

5
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll around Parque General San Martin, get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Mendoza takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Mendoza are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tupungato, Casa El Enemigo
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. When traveling from Mendoza in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santiago day trip planning website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

4
nights
Castro, Chile

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Ancud (Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, Museo Regional de Ancud, &more), Quemchi (Iglesia de Colo & Isla Aucar) and Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue). There's much more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, and look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Castro takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ancud, Dalcahue, Quemchi, Chonchi, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar

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 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then explore the activities along Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Castro to El Chalten in 26 hours. Traveling from Castro to El Chalten, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate attractions planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©

5
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip site.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in January, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
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 5th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

6
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online itinerary planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

6
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Praia do Sueste, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha driving holiday app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

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
Ponta das Caracas ©
Ponta das Caracas

7
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Capela Dourada, Ricardo Brennand Institute, &more) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, 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
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

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