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.
On the 11th (Mon), shop like a local with Puerto Madero, admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, then stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then make a trip 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, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

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Seattle, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Buenos Aires is 5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and then explore and take pictures at Maracanã. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally take in nature's colorful creations 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 September, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to 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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