15 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  14​h
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Chicago, United States

4
days
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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary creator.

Chicago, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 86°F and lows are around 73°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque das Aves and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves ©
Parque das Aves

5
days
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, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through La Boca, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

1
day
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.
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Glaciares National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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