14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17 h
1
Salvador
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Sao Francisco Church and Convent. Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador driving holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Salvador is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Brasilia Time is minus 4 hours. In October, Salvador is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guarajuba Beach, Forte Beach
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

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

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Sao Paulo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Salvador in October, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

3
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Mole and Lagoinha do Leste. Change things up with a short trip to Bombinhas Beach in Bombinhas (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Internacional.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis online road trip planner .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bombinhas Beach
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Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole

4
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 some cultural insight at Pao de Acucar and Parque Lage. Ilha Fiscal and Paroquia Sao Francisco Xavier will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro tour app .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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