7 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

7 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

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7 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and then stroll through Isla Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Houston to San Carlos de Bariloche. Traveling from Houston in February, San Carlos de Bariloche is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Varas.

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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria

1
night
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Lago Llanquihue.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Varas journey planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Varas to Rio de Janeiro in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Puerto Varas in February; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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