32 days in Brazil Itinerary

32 days in Brazil Itinerary

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32 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Petropolis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
8
Brasilia
— 3 nights
9
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally examine the collection at Dreamland Foz.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark, USA to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Foz do Iguacu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, expect Foz do Iguacu to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Dreamland Foz ©
Dreamland Foz

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Bairro de Santa Felicidade, then do a tasting at Familia Fardo Vinicola, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and finally examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Curitiba planning site .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Curitiba: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Santuario Tabor Magnificat ©
Santuario Tabor Magnificat

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Mundo a Vapor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, stroll around Mini Mundo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Curitiba to Gramado in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Canela
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo

3
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia and Angheben Vinhos Finos. Change things up with these side-trips from Bento Goncalves: Cristo (in Guapore) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Vale dos Vinhedos, don't miss a visit to Pipa Portico, and take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves trip planner .

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cristo, Vinicola Salvattore
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Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Paulista Avenue. There's lots more to do: stroll around Ibirapuera Park, examine the collection at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip planning site .

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Petropolis.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

1
day
Petropolis

Petropolis ©
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Centro Historico de Petropolis, see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, then see the interesting displays at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cervejaria Bohemia.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Petropolis trip site .

Drive from Sao Paulo to Petropolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Petropolis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©
Cervejaria Bohemia ©
Cervejaria Bohemia

5
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 some cultural insight at Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, enjoy some music at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia, admire the landmark architecture of Templo da Boa Vontade, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Brasilia trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July since evenings lows in Brasilia dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then pause for some photo ops at Elevator Lacerda, then take a stroll through Pelourinho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and finally make a trip to Ponta de Humaita.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Salvador trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, Salvador is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Bode, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and contemplate the long history of Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. Traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Shark Museum ©
Shark Museum

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