22 days in Brazil Itinerary

22 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
3
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Brasilia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 1 night
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Manaus
7
Manaus
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
9
Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights

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Sao Paulo — 2 nights

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 25th (Sun): engage your brain at Museu Catavento, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paraty.
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Paraty — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then make a trip to Mini Royal Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Mato Limpo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paraty day trip planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 2 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, and then delve into the distant past at Aqueduto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, and then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Brasilia.
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Brasilia — 1 night

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brasilia trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get little chillier in Brasilia: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias — 1 night

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 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Vale da Lua and then look for gifts at Cheiro de Mato Artesanato e Souvenir.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manaus.
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Manaus — 3 nights

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bosque da Ciencia, look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, and get to know the resident critters at CIGS Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manaus trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Manaus in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Foz do Iguacu on the 9th (Mon).
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Foz do Iguacu — 1 night

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 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Foz do Iguacu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Foz do Iguacu. Traveling from Manaus in January, Foz do Iguacu is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.
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Gramado — 2 nights

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, walk around Mini Mundo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally admire the striking features of Sinos da Catedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo day trip website.

Getting from Gramado to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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Amazon River travel guide

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Theaters · Bodies of Water · Beaches