12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Boa Vista
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Natal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Boa Vista

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 14th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Solomon, then admire the landmark architecture of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, admire the masterpieces at Estacao Pinacoteca, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then get engrossed in the history at Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS, and finally explore the world behind art at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel planner.

Boa Vista to Sao Paulo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boa Vista to Sao Paulo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boa Vista in January, with highs in Sao Paulo at 83°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple ©
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil ©
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil
Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS ©
Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Pao de Acucar, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Camboinhas Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, then stroll through Praia do Leme, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Natal.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau, kick back and relax at Porto Mirim Beach, then hunt for treasures at Crafts Center, and finally stroll through Cajueiro de Pirangi. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Minas Beach and then kick back and relax at Giz Beach (Tibau do Sul).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Natal tour app .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Natal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Minas Beach, Giz Beach (Tibau do Sul), Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Cajueiro de Pirangi ©
Cajueiro de Pirangi
Reis Magos Fortress ©
Reis Magos Fortress

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chapada Imperial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Menino Jesus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Brasilia.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip maker tool .

You can fly from Natal to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Natal in January since evenings lows in Brasilia dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Brazlandia
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Chapada Imperial ©
Chapada Imperial
Parque Nacional de Brasilia ©
Parque Nacional de Brasilia
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church

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