15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Gramado
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Fernando de Noronha to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, stroll through Praia de Grumari, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) 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
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Foz do Iguacu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.

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

2
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Mini Mundo, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then find something for the whole family at Snowland, and finally do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, then don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip builder website .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. December in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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