18 days in Brazil & Lima Itinerary

18 days in Brazil & Lima Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Curitiba, Brazil
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 30 min
3
Ilha do Mel, Brazil
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h 30 min
4
Curitiba, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
5
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll get in some beach time at Iporanga beach and Iporanga e das Conchas Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Sao Pedro and Pico Do Jaragua. Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to SESC Bertioga in Bertioga--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista, trek along Borboletario Aguias da Serra, get outside with Parque do Povo, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual da Cantareira.

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Barcelona, Spain to Sao Paulo is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sao Paulo is much warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Guaruja, SESC Bertioga
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Iporanga e das Conchas Beach ©
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
Praia de Sao Pedro ©
Praia de Sao Pedro
Iporanga beach ©
Iporanga beach

1
night
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 30th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Estadual do Marumbi, then take a stroll through Centro Historico de Curitiba, and finally examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Curitiba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha do Mel.

Things to do in Curitiba

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais
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Centro Historico de Curitiba ©
Centro Historico de Curitiba
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte

5
nights
Ilha do Mel, Brazil

Ilha do Mel ©
Situated in the mouth of the Baia de Paranagua, scenic and tranquil Ilha do Mel boasts many natural and man-made attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Encantadas and Fora Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel and Limoeiro Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ilha do Mel side-trips: Paranagua (Cotinga Island, Santuario Nossa Senhora do Rocio, &more), Leste Beach (in Pontal do Parana) and Usina Hidreletrica Governador Parigot de Souza (in Antonina). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farol Beach, take some stellar pictures from Pedras da Pontinha, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol das Conchas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ilha do Mel trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Curitiba to Ilha do Mel. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in December, with highs in Ilha do Mel at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Ilha do Mel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paranagua, Leste Beach, Usina Hidreletrica Governador Parigot de Souza
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Grande Beach ©
Grande Beach
Praia Encantadas ©
Praia Encantadas
Miguel Beach ©
Miguel Beach

6
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
Get outdoors at Buraco Do Padre and Marumbi Peak. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barco Principe Joinville and Brava Beach. Explore Curitiba's surroundings by going to Ponta Grossa (Cannyon e Cachoeira do Rio Sao Jorge, Cachoeira Da Mariquinha, &more), Mansa Beach (in Caioba) and Baia de Guaratuba (in Guaratuba). Enjoy Curitiba some more: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, do a tasting at Vinicola Durigan, admire the striking features of Teatro HSBC - Palacio Avenida, and get outside with Parque Tingui.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Curitiba trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ilha do Mel to Curitiba with the Route module. Traveling from Ilha do Mel in January, things will get little chillier in Curitiba: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ponta Grossa, Morretes, Caioba, Barco Principe Joinville, Baia de Guaratuba
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Barco Principe Joinville ©
Barco Principe Joinville
Mansa Beach ©
Mansa Beach
Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach

1
night
Lima, Peru

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 11th (Sat), take a stroll through Barrio Chino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Lima takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lima are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barrio Chino ©
Barrio Chino

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