15 days in Argentina, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

15 days in Argentina, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Salvador
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Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa. Plaza de Mayo and Recoleta will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

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Salta, Argentina

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo and then contemplate the long history of Convento San Bernardo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta travel route builder app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Salta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Iguazu National Park, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Salvador, Brazil

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People will appeal to history buffs. Pelourinho and MAM Museu de Arte Moderna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, make a trip to Elevator Lacerda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto da Barra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salvador itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Salvador in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Salvador. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Parque Lage and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja São Francisco de Paula, catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.