17 days in Brazil, Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

17 days in Brazil, Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— Few hours
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Paraty, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

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, catch a live event at Maracanã, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Auckland to Rio de Janeiro. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande journey builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Historic Sites
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Aqueduto ©
Aqueduto

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Paraty, Brazil

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of Centro Historico.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paraty tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Paraty

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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 25th (Wed): meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu road trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Triple Frontier, then identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, then look for gifts at Gran Vinoteca Iguazu, and finally admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet, then stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu trip planner.

Puerto Iguazu is just a short distance from Foz do Iguacu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Iguazu in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©

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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 1st (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, visit Pocitos, then visit Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Artigas Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, make a trip to Plaza Matriz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and finally make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo holiday builder app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Montevideo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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