14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
2
Ilha Grande
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paraty
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Curitiba
— 1 day
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 day
shuttle:  12​h 30​min
6
Bonito
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 30​min
7
Chapada dos Guimaraes
— 1 night
bus:  18​h
8
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 1 night
bus:  22​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Ilha Grande

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao and then kick back and relax at Praia do Funil. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Ilha Grande.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Castelhanos Lighthouse ©
Castelhanos Lighthouse
Aqueduto ©
Aqueduto

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Paraty

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 21st (Sun), wander the streets of Centro Historico.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paraty visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco

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Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mananciais da Serra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Presbiteriana Independente de Curitiba.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Curitiba takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. April in Curitiba sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mananciais da Serra
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Mananciais da Serra ©
Mananciais da Serra
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral

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Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip website .

You can fly from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Curitiba in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

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Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso and then take in the dramatic natural features at Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lagoa Misteriosa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonito travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Bonito in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Things to do in Bonito

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo
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Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo ©
Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo
Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso

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Chapada dos Guimaraes

Chapada dos Guimaraes ©
In the middle of Mato Grosso, Chapada dos Guimaraes contains many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Alto do Ceu Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chapada dos Guimaraes trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Bonito to Chapada dos Guimaraes takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Chapada dos Guimaraes can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Chapada dos Guimaraes

Nature Parks Tours
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Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park ©
Safaris

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Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado and then explore and take pictures at Jardim de Maytreia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Chapada dos Guimaraes to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chapada Diamantina National Park.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado ©
Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado
Jardim de Maytreia ©
Jardim de Maytreia

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