16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get in touch with nature at Sugarloaf Mountain and Pedra do Arpoador. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Parque Lage. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parque Lage ©
Parque Lage
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at San Matheus Fort, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Morro do Arpoador, and then take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, thenkick back and relax at Geriba Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip maker.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras

3
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Sao Francisco Church and Convent will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia Farol da Barra. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pelourinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and explore the world behind art at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Salvador takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salvador are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then examine the collection at Vale dos Dinossauros. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, thencontemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and finally examine the collection at Ecomuseu de Itaipu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Salvador to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Foz do Iguacu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park vacation maker.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Sao Paulo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Shopping Museums
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