28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Drive to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Porto Alegre
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza trip maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Mendoza is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Riyadh to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. In February, Mendoza is a bit warmer than Riyadh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

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Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, get great views at Cerro Otto, then stroll through Circuito Chico, and finally hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey planner.

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in February: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Av. Corrientes, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Montevideo, Uruguay

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo, stop by Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, then make a trip to Montevideo Sign, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos.

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Getting from Buenos Aires to Montevideo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este road trip planning site.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Supermarket of South America

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Monday, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shopping Del Este Paraguay, then buy something for everyone on your list at Nissei, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Blas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Punta del Este to Ciudad Del Este in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta del Este in February: highs in Ciudad Del Este hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Gramado, Brazil

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Step out of Gramado to go to Tres Coroas and see Central Sul Raft, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, find something for the whole family at Snowland, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and see the interesting displays at Dreams Motor Show Gramado.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ciudad Del Este to Gramado in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 20th (Sat), take a stroll through Liberdade, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo tour planning app.

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and stop by Santa Teresa.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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.

Uruguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Paraguay travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.