13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

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13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then make a trip to Paulista Avenue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo driving holiday planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in February; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 84°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and finally look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in February, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, and then steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salvador trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, then get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Sao Miguel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (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
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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