19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Canela
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Canela
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Constantine, Algeria to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Constantine to Rio de Janeiro. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Constantine in December; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Ilha Grande

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, stroll through Mangues Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canela.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Canela

— 2 nights
One of the best bases for ecotourism in the Serra Gaúcha area, the old town of Canela charms visitors with quaint architecture and a laid-back atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mini Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canela online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Canela in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): walk around Parque Ibirapuera and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip planning site.

Fly from Canela to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and trek along Trilha do Piquinho.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online trip maker.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.