12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Goiania
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Douradina
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Olimpia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sao Bernardo Do Campo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Aparecida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
End: Goiania

1
night
Douradina

Douradina ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Praca Eduardo Ribeiro.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Douradina online holiday planner .

Goiania to Douradina is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goiania to Douradina. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olimpia.
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Praca Eduardo Ribeiro ©
Praca Eduardo Ribeiro

2
nights
Olimpia

Olimpia ©
Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Orquidario Aguapey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, then cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais, and finally perfect your strike at H2A Bar & Boliche. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maria Olimpia Folklore and History Museum and then cool off at Hot Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Olimpia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Douradina to Olimpia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Bernardo Do Campo.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Thermas dos Laranjais ©
Thermas dos Laranjais
Hot Beach ©
Hot Beach
Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista

1
night
Sao Bernardo Do Campo

Sao Bernardo Do Campo ©
Part of the greater Sao Paulo Metropolitan area, Sao Bernardo Do Compo boasts a wide array of tourist attractions to suit nearly every type of traveler.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Municipal park Eng Salvador Arena, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nossa Senhora Aparecida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissima Virgem Parish, then get lost in a book at Espaco Troca Livro, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca dos Coleirinhas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sao Bernardo Do Campo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olimpia to Sao Bernardo Do Campo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Olimpia to Sao Bernardo Do Campo is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Sao Bernardo Do Campo

Parks Historic Sites
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Municipal park Eng Salvador Arena ©
Municipal park Eng Salvador Arena
Santuario Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Santissima Virgem Parish ©
Santissima Virgem Parish

2
nights
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Morro do Cruzeiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, make a trip to Caminho Do Rosario, pause for some serene contemplation at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, then make a trip to Morro do Presépio - Santuário de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and finally see the interesting displays at Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mirante da Torre da Basilica, take in the views from Passarela da Fe, then make a trip to Capela das Velas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sala das Promessas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparecida day trip tool .

Drive from Sao Bernardo Do Campo to Aparecida in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Aparecida sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites Museums
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5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aparecida to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

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