7 days in Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

7 days in Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights

3
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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and take a stroll through Calle Defensa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): shop like a local with Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and finally see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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