15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Sao Luis
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Copacabana Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

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

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
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 nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and take in the views from Ponte Internacional da Amizade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu route planning site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick 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, look for gifts at Casa das Tulhas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Calhau Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Benedito Leite, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio dos Leoes.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis road trip website.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Luis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se

3
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, stroll through Crocobeach, and catch a live event at Arena Castelao.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Fortaleza trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Luis to Fortaleza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fortaleza are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lencois.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aquiraz
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Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do 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.
Step out of Lencois with an excursion to Chapada Diamantina National Park in Palmeiras--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get outside with Morro do Pai Inacio, take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Diabo Waterfall, and look for gifts at Cultural Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lencois trip builder app.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Lencois in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Poco do Diabo Waterfall ©
Poco do Diabo Waterfall

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