17 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Lima Itinerary

17 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Lima Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sao Paulo, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu visit planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online visit planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo, and finally make a trip to Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lima driving holiday planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Lima by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Lima

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, steep yourself in history at Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Fernando de Noronha takes 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. Traveling from Lima in December, things will get a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip website.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Transportation
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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