16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  17​h 30​min
4
Ilha Grande
— Few hours
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Bosque da Barra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pedra do Arpoador and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, admire all the interesting features of Morro da Urca, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Bogota in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rio de Janeiro, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo. You'll explore and learn at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Sao Sebastiao and see Juquehy Beach, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, see the interesting displays at Football Museum, and admire the striking features of Hotel Unique.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo travel route planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sao Paulo, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Juquehy Beach
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa and then admire all the interesting features of Jurere Internacional. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Praia da Solidao, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar Florianopolis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Florianopolis

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa

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hours
Ilha Grande

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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia Preta.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilha Grande in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Florianopolis in February: highs in Ilha Grande hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. Enjoy Rio de Janeiro some more: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and admire all the interesting features of Maracanã.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

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