15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Petropolis
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Lencois
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  15​h
5
Barreirinhas
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. August in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Barra Buzios, then kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and finally make a trip to Rua das Pedras. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Forte.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Petropolis.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach

1
night
Petropolis

Petropolis ©
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Palacio Itaborai, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria Bohemia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, and finally see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Petropolis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Petropolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Petropolis are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Lencois.

Things to do in Petropolis

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
Cervejaria Bohemia ©
Cervejaria Bohemia
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©

1
night
Lencois

Lencois ©
One of a handful of former diamond mining towns in Bahia, Lencois charms visitors with its well-preserved colonial buildings linked by cobbled streets and surrounded by lush green hills.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chapada Diamantina National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Diabo Waterfall and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lencois tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Petropolis to Lencois by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Petropolis in September, with highs in Lencois at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Lencois

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada Diamantina National Park
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Chapada Diamantina National Park ©
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Walking tours
Poco do Diabo Waterfall ©
Poco do Diabo Waterfall

1
night
Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bonita and Azul lakes and then kick back and relax at Lencois Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barreirinhas vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lencois to Barreirinhas in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Barreirinhas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul

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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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, see the interesting displays at Dreamland Foz, stroll through Parque das Aves Bird Park, and enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip builder tool .

Getting from Barreirinhas to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barreirinhas in September; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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