22 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

22 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Puerto Iguazu and Catedral Virgen del Carmen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guiraoga and Sendero Macuco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Salto San Martin, &more). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Iguazu. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, make a trip to La Aripuca, stop by Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu day trip planner.

Aarhus, Denmark to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Aarhus to Puerto Iguazu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Aarhus in January, with highs in Puerto Iguazu at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Palacio Barolo. Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Delta El Tigre. Venture out of the city with trips to La Plata (Catedral de la Plata & Museo de La Plata), San Isidro (Villa Ocampo & Catedral de San Isidro) and Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar). Saddle up on the 11th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fragata ARA, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Plata, San Isidro, Delta El Tigre, Temaiken Biopark
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

4
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Tombo and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa El Doradillo and Peninsula Valdes. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Casa del Poeta (in Gaiman) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Museo del desembarco Punta Cuevas, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Casa del Poeta, Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirante da Prainha and Boulevard Olimpico. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles, and take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip maker site.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Rio de Janeiro in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail

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