18 days in Argentina, Machu Picchu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

18 days in Argentina, Machu Picchu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and then get great views at Intipuncu.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Machu Picchu is an approximately 20-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 15 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

4
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, catch a live event at Maracanã, and catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in November: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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