12 days in Argentina, New York City & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

12 days in Argentina, New York City & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
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New York City, United States

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.
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Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, Teatro Colón, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, don't miss a visit to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buenos Aires takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Iguazu.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina — 2 nights

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then visit Puerto Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then don't miss a visit to Triple Frontier.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Iguazu, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You've added Sao Conrado Beach, Parque Nacional Tijuca, Isabell Erdmann - Lapa & Santa Teresa Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, hike along Morro da Urca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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New York City, United States

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to New York City takes 13 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New York City due to the time zone difference. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.
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