15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Rio Claro
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Patrocinio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Patos de Minas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Itajuba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aparecida
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Joinville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Curitiba

3
nights
Rio Claro

Rio Claro ©
Rio Claro is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio Claro: Piracicaba (Parque da Rua do porto & Cachaca Piracicabana), Brotas (Anand Atelier & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Mini Autodromo Internacional Zeca Elias (in Americana). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Paleontology and Stratigraphy Museum and make a trip to Igreja Matriz Sao Joao Batista.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio Claro trip itinerary maker tool .

Curitiba to Rio Claro is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in August: highs in Rio Claro hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Patrocinio.

Things to do in Rio Claro

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Piracicaba, Mini Autodromo Internacional Zeca Elias, Anand Atelier
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Parque da Rua do porto ©
Parque da Rua do porto
Igreja Matriz Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Joao Batista

1
night
Patrocinio

Patrocinio ©
Patrocínio is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Cristo Redentor of Patrocinio, then see the interesting displays at Patrocinio Municipal Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Praca Santa Luzia.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Patrocinio tour app .

Drive from Rio Claro to Patrocinio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patos de Minas.

Things to do in Patrocinio

Museums
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Patrocinio Municipal Museum ©
Patrocinio Municipal Museum
Praca Santa Luzia ©
Praca Santa Luzia
Cristo Redentor of Patrocinio ©
Cristo Redentor of Patrocinio

1
night
Patos de Minas

Patos de Minas ©
Patos de Minas is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.HistoryThe name is derived from the ranch known as farmhouse Os Patos, owned by the original settlers, which had the name because of the large number of wild ducks found in the region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Parque do Mocambo, then explore and take pictures at Estadio Bernardo Rubinge de Queiroz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santo Antonio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patos de Minas trip itinerary site .

Drive from Patrocinio to Patos de Minas in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Itajuba.

Things to do in Patos de Minas

Parks Historic Sites
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Parque do Mocambo ©
Parque do Mocambo
Estadio Bernardo Rubinge de Queiroz ©

1
night
Itajuba

Itajuba ©
Itajubá is a municipality in southeastern Minas Gerais state of the Federative Republic of Brazil.It lies in a valley by the Sapucaí river and has terrain elevations ranging from 827 to 1500 metres, occupying an area of 290.45 km2 (112.14 mi2), with a population of approximately 86,000 people (according to the 2002 official census).Neighboring the city are the mountain slopes of the Serra da Mantiqueira range. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago do Parque Municipal de Itajuba and then pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Agonia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wenceslau Bras Municipal Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pedrao, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally look and learn at Pico dos Dias Observatory.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Itajuba trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Patos de Minas to Itajuba takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Itajuba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Pedrao
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Observatorio do Pico dos Dias ©
Observatorio do Pico dos Dias
Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Agonia ©
Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Agonia
Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes ©

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Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aparecida: Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque (in Santo Antonio do Pinhal), Campos Do Jordao (Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, Guido Couros, & more) and Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, don't miss a visit to Sala das Promessas, take in the views from Passarela da Fe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Benedito.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aparecida day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Itajuba to Aparecida takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Joinville.

Things to do in Aparecida

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campos Do Jordao, Cancao Nova, Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park

3
nights
Joinville

Joinville ©
You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Step out of Joinville to go to Balneario Camboriu and see Central Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Castelo dos Bugres, take a peaceful walk through Serra Dona Francisca, explore and take pictures at Rancho Alegre, and get to know the fascinating history of Estrada Bonita.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Joinville travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Aparecida to Joinville by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Aparecida in August, plan for little chillier days in Joinville, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Joinville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Beach
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Central Beach ©
Central Beach
Rancho Alegre ©
Rancho Alegre
Morro da Boa Vista Viewpoint ©
Morro da Boa Vista Viewpoint