14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
2
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
6
Rio de Janeiro
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Imperial Museum, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dois Rios Beach, kick back and relax at Santo Antonio Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

2
nights
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 1st (Sun): explore the galleries of Galeria Aecio Sarti, make a trip to Centro Historico, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, make a trip to Paraty Sport Aventura, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of Remedies, and finally explore the activities along Paraty Bay.

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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. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Paraty Bay ©
Paraty Bay
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Alambique Engenho D'Ouro ©
Alambique Engenho D'Ouro

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sao Paulo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. September in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

few
hours
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Nature Parks
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake ©
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

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