11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online road trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cardiff to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in June, you will find days in Sao Paulo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Chacara do Ceu, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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