7 days in South America Itinerary

7 days in South America Itinerary

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7 days in South America Itinerary

Seattle, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Seattle, United States

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then explore and take pictures at Maracanã. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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