29 days in Buenos Aires & Brazil Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 8 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Fly to Madrid

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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 nights

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.
For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online route planner.

Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Florianopolis.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Florianopolis, Brazil — 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu) and Beto Carrero World (in Penha). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, delve into the distant past at Bateria de Sao Caetano da Ponta Grossa, and don't miss a visit to Mercado Municipal.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, stop by Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Florianopolis to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 3 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraao Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in March, with highs in Ilha Grande at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 8 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil — 1 night

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, then pause for some photo ops at Escultura Os Tres Pescadores, and then take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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.
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