25 days in South America Itinerary

25 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
6
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
7
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 1 day
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
9
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
10
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night

2
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: get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio La Inmobiliaria, wander the streets of Palermo Soho, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in February, with highs in Buenos Aires at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Palermo ©
Palermo
La Boca
La Boca
Palacio Barolo ©
Palacio Barolo

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Museums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas ©
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas

2
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Salto San Martin, Iguazu Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, stop by Puerto Iguazu, and stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu online trip itinerary maker.

Puerto Iguazu is very close to Foz do Iguacu. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, thendon't miss a visit to Plazoleta San Martin de Tours, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Iguazu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, thendon't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

3
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Maresias (Maresias - Pauba Trail & Maresias Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Curral Beach, get great views at Mirante do Piuva, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, and head off the coast to Cabras Island.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Sao Paulo to Ilhabela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Ilhabela sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Maresias Beach ©
Maresias Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

1
day
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Joao Fernandes Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Armacao dos Buzios in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

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.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este visit app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Punta del Este in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Punta del Este reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

1
night
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
On the 29th (Sat), visit Pocitos, thendon't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, thentake a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Montevideo attractions planner.

Drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods
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Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip site.

Fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada

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