17 days in Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguacu & Sao Paulo Itinerary

17 days in Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguacu & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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17 days in Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguacu & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
1
Porto Alegre
— 5 nights
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

5
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple and PUCRS Science and Technology Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Aldeia do Imigrante and Fundacao Ibere Camargo. Explore Porto Alegre's surroundings by going to Vinicola Ravanello (in Gramado) and Nova Petropolis (Praca da Republica, Cervejaria Edelbrau, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, walk around Moinhos de Vento Park, and admire all the interesting features of Estadio Beira-Rio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto Alegre day trip tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Porto Alegre. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nova Petropolis, Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple, Vinicola Ravanello
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Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral
Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ecomuseu de Itaipu and Dreamland Foz. Explore hidden gems such as Bela Vista Ecological Refuge and Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Foz do Iguacu: Magarancho Museum (in Capanema), Missal Municipal Museum (in Missal) and Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum (in Sao Miguel do Iguacu). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta do Diabo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Magarancho Museum, Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum, Missal Municipal Museum
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Ecomuseu de Itaipu ©
Ecomuseu de Itaipu
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

7
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
We've included these beaches for you: Tombo beach and Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Aldeia de Carapicuiba (in Carapicuiba) and Santos (Escultura Tomie Ohtake, St. Anthony Embare Basilica, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, explore the world behind art at Itau Cultural Institute, see the interesting displays at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo, and admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip planning site .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santos, Guaruja, Aldeia de Carapicuiba, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple ©
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach ©

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