14 days in Brazil & New York City Itinerary

14 days in Brazil & New York City Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Manaus, Brazil
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Brasilia, Brazil
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New York City, United States

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge and then wander the streets of Times Square.

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Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of the Waterfalls

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 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then explore the activities along Iguacu River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Tancredo Neves, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Foz do Iguacu takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Foz do Iguacu. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

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You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Manaus, Brazil

— 4 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, make a trip to Praca XV de Novembro (Praca da Matriz), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bosque da Ciencia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure
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Brasilia, Brazil

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then admire the landmark architecture of Itamaraty Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Verdurao, stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco.

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Getting from Manaus to Brasilia by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manaus in May, expect Brasilia to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.