15 days in Brazil & Bristol Itinerary

15 days in Brazil & Bristol Itinerary

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Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Paraty, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Curitiba, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Morretes, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Cheltenham Minster). It doesn't end there: hike along Cotswold Way.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bristol attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Bristol Airport, Cardiff International Airport, Bournemouth Airport and Exeter International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bristol

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Side Trips

Cheltenham, Cotswold Way
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way
Cheltenham Minster ©
Cheltenham Minster

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo visit planning tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Bristol to Sao Paulo in 17 hours. Traveling from Bristol to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

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

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Paraty, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, thentake a stroll through Centro Historico, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paraty itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Paraty by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Speed Boats Tours
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Galeria Aecio Sarti ©
Galeria Aecio Sarti

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, kick back and relax at Praia do Amor, thenkick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio
Castelhanos Lighthouse ©
Castelhanos Lighthouse
Tropical Forest ©
Tropical Forest

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, thencatch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, thenstroll through Copacabana Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, thendon't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 11th (Fri): stop by Kapadokya and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Curitiba.

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

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Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and finally examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Curitiba road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September: highs in Curitiba hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Morretes.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer

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Morretes, Brazil

Morretes ©
A small town dating back to colonial times, Morretes represents a major draw to the coastline of Parana, one of Brazil's southern states.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Pau Oco and then identify plant and animal life at Ekoa Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Morretes journey builder website.

Getting from Curitiba to Morretes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Morretes

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Ekoa Park ©
Ekoa Park

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