12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h
3
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Praia Da Joatinga. Get outdoors at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Camboinhas Beach in Niteroi, approximately Niteroi away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, kick back and relax at Praia do Leme, tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, and don't miss a visit to Maua Square.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. August in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Camboinhas Beach
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia Da Joatinga ©
Praia Da Joatinga

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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.
Relax by the water at Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Fernado de Noronha Island. Take a break from the city and head to Baia dos Porcos and Capela de Sao Pedro. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia do Cachorro, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, enjoy the sand and surf at Air France Beach, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online holiday planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Capivara Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Murici.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Lencois Maranhenses National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Fernando de Noronha, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. You will leave for Foz do Iguacu on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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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.
On the 27th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look and learn at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha, get outside with Thermas Cataratas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Foz do Iguacu. When traveling from Lencois Maranhenses National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermas Cataratas ©
Thermas Cataratas

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