16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
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.
Ilha Fiscal and Sugarloaf Mountain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at San Matheus Fort, stroll through Morro do Arpoador, and then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras

3
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Afro Brasileiro Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia Farol da Barra. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Ajuda Church, wander the streets of Pelourinho, and see the interesting displays at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna.

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Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Salvador by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. September in Salvador sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Salvador

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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dreamland Foz, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Vale dos Dinossauros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, then contemplate the long history of Triple Frontier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu de Itaipu.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Foz do Iguacu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Foz do Iguacu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Triple Frontier ©
Triple Frontier

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park planner .

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cataratas del Iguazu ©
Cataratas del Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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