16 days in Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

16 days in Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Florianopolis, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Salvador, Brazil
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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.
Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro holiday planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Zurich to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Popular historic sites such as Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Jurere Beach and Praia Mole. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento (in Itajai). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ribeirao da Ilha.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get slightly colder in Florianopolis: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take a stroll through Recoleta.

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Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, expect Buenos Aires to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Forte Beach and Praia do Porto da Barra. Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. Change things up with a short trip to Projeto Tamar in Praia do Forte (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pelourinho, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, and enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Salvador in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect Salvador to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.