22 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

22 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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22 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Aarhus, Denmark
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  20​h 15​min
End: Aarhus, Denmark

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino and Isla San Martin. Get in touch with nature at Cataratas del Iguazu and Jardin de los Picaflores. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Salto San Martin & Salto Bernabe Mendez). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Iguazu. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga, make a trip to La Aripuca, stop by Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen del Carmen.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu route maker tool .

Aarhus, Denmark to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Aarhus to Puerto Iguazu, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aarhus in January, things will get much warmer in Puerto Iguazu: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Ocampo and Catedral de la Plata. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de San Isidro and Museo de La Plata. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar) and Delta El Tigre (in Tigre). Saddle up on the 11th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo, learn more about the world around you at Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°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 Outdoors

Side Trips

San Isidro, La Plata, Temaiken Biopark, Delta El Tigre
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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

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Peninsula Valdes. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Casa del Poeta. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, examine the collection at Museo del Desembarco, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip builder site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time 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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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
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.
Visiting Praia Da Joatinga and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Leme and Mirante da Prainha. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, get great views at Pedra Bonita, kick back and relax at Leblon Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Rio de Janeiro in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to 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
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

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