16 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

16 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 5 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately Petropolis away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, look for gifts at Lapa e Arte, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Warsaw to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around °C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Paraty, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, thendon't miss a visit to Centro Historico, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally make a trip to Mini Royal Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Galeria Aecio Sarti ©
Galeria Aecio Sarti

5
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Attractions like Iguazu Falls and Itaipu Dam make great kid-friendly stops. It doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

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

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Caminito, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, thentake in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

few
hours
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, thendon't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, thenenjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento journey maker site.

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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