12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. Appreciate the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu do Acude. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Recife.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums
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2
nights
Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and then get engrossed in the history at Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Recife trip planner .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Recife in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in December since evenings lows in Recife dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Appreciate the collections at Shark Museum and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Baia do Sancho, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Sao Miguel, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha itinerary planner.

Fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro

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