12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  15 h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
2
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Paraty
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Paris

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Rio de Janeiro is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

3
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll get in some beach time at Lopes Mendes Beach and Caxadaco Beach. Visiting Lagoa Azul and Praia Preta will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach and stroll through Santo Antonio Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

1
night
Paraty

Paraty
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Paraty

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Iguazu Falls and Bela Vista Biological Refuge. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras, meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. March in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Praia de Grumari, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and then make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro journey builder.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon ©
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

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