20 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  27 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  24 h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leblon Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Iguazu National Park.

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
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park travel route app.

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip website.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Laguna de los Tres and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires journey site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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