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
— 3 nights
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Sao Luis
— 1 night
4
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Lencois
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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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, admire the sheer force of Garganta do Diabo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and take in the views from Ponte Internacional da Amizade.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, Foz do Iguacu is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Luis.

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

1
night
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa da Festa, make a trip to Popular Culture Center Domingos Vieira Filho, explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, stop by Casa das Tulhas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Se, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Calhau Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, then browse the collection at Benedito Leite Public Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Luis attractions planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Luis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September: high temperatures in Sao Luis hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se

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nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Futuro, raise your glass at Crocobeach, stroll through Iracema Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Arena Castelao.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip tool .

Fly from Sao Luis to Fortaleza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lencois.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aquiraz
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Lencois to Palmeiras to see Chapada Diamantina National Park about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Poco do Diabo Waterfall, and stop by Cultural Market.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lencois tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Lencois takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Lencois sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lencois

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapada Diamantina National Park, Morro do Pai Inacio
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Chapada Diamantina National Park ©
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Walking tours
Morro do Pai Inacio ©
Morro do Pai Inacio

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