16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Belem
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
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Belem

— 4 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Belem is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Estacao das Docas, see the interesting displays at Museu do Cirio de Nazare, stroll around Mangal das Garcas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Belem Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belem online trip maker.

Manaus to Belem is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Manaus to Belem, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Belem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Belem

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Praia de Cumbuco (in Cumbuco) and Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iracema Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Municipal Sargento Prata.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Fortaleza travel planner.

Getting from Belem to Fortaleza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Sao Paulo

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and stop by Liberdade.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo day trip planning website.

Getting from Fortaleza to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in September, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and then stroll through Copacabana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain, then walk around Parque Lage, and finally appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.