13 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
3
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 enjoy Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, stroll through Praia de Grumari, get great views at Leblon Beach, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip site .

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhao do Conhecimento make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boldro Beacch, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha travel planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Fernando de Noronha. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Lisbon in February, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island

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