27 days in South America Itinerary

27 days in South America Itinerary

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27 days in South America Itinerary

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Los Cardales, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation maker site .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Cardales.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery

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Los Cardales, Argentina

Los Cardales
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Argentina.

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Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Cardales by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Los Cardales sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Gramado.
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3
days
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mini Mundo, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gramado trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Los Cardales to Gramado with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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Parks Nature Theme Parks

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Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Snowland
Snowland

2
days
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Gramado to Sao Paulo by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo ©
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

4
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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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire all the interesting features of Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, stroll through Cerro San Cristobal, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago driving holiday planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Cordoba.

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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Cerro San Cristobal ©
Cerro San Cristobal

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and then contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cordoba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from Santiago in February, you will find days in Cordoba are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mar del Plata.

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El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Mar del Plata side-trips: Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar), Balneario Medanos (in Miramar) and Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Perla, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande, and make a trip to Torre Tanque.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mar del Plata online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cordoba to Mar del Plata in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cordoba in February since evenings lows in Mar del Plata dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa De Pinamar, Balneario Medanos, Valeria del Mar Beach
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach

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