12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Athens

3
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Athens to Rio de Janeiro. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu tour planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, Foz do Iguacu is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

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
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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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
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip maker site .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect Fernando de Noronha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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