17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, sightseeing, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, admire all the interesting features of Sala São Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and get outside with Adventurous Friends - One Day Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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

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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 sightseeing, beaches, gardens, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico), see the interesting displays at Maracana Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in September, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bairro de Santa Felicidade, then examine the collection at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and finally stop by Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Presbiteriana de Curitiba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Barigui, and then stroll through Parque Tangua.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Curitiba custom trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Curitiba to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Shopping
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Tangua Park ©
Tangua Park

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), spend the day exploring the area around Iguazu Falls. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, don't miss a visit to Barragem de Itaipu Binacional, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Curitiba, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brasilia.

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

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nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Brasilia is known for sightseeing, museums, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace, look for gifts at Verdurao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek).

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek ©
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

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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, sightseeing, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Cacimba do Padre Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brasilia to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Brasilia in September, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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