18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
5
Brasilia
— 2 nights
6
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Head to Paulista Avenue and Shopping Cidade Jardimfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande and Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Parque Regional Prefeito Celso Daniel (in Santo Andre) and Feira de Arte e Artesanato (in Embu das Artes). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Iguatemi, get outside with Parque do Povo, take a stroll through Ramos de Azevedo Square, and stop by Morumbi Shopping.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo day trip app.

Medellin, Colombia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medellin to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medellin in June: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parque Regional Prefeito Celso Daniel, Feira de Arte e Artesanato
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil ©
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil

2
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, identify plant and animal life at The Gold Path, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Santa Rita, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores, and finally stop by Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Mini Royal Road, and then kick back and relax at Sao Goncalinho Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Igreja de Santa Rita ©
Igreja de Santa Rita
Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores ©
Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores

4
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.
Head to BarraShopping and Espaco GaleRiofor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Instituto Moreira Salles and Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura. Venture out of the city with trips to Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Camboinhas Beach (in Niteroi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pedra do Elefante, Camboinhas Beach
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, then head outdoors with Thermas Cataratas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista, and finally look and learn at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Catuai Palladium.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu day trip planning tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
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Shopping Catuai Palladium ©
Shopping Catuai Palladium
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland
Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho ©
Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Brasilia and then view the masterpieces at Museu de Valores. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Chapada Imperial.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasilia online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brasilia: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapada Imperial
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Chapada Imperial ©
Chapada Imperial
Parque Nacional de Brasilia ©
Parque Nacional de Brasilia

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Faculty of Law, look for gifts at Shopping Eldorado, then examine the collection at Museum of Contemporary Art, then admire the masterpieces at Itau Cultural Institute, and finally examine the collection at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museu do Ipiranga, tour or see a show at Japan House, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

Plan trip to Sao Paulo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brasilia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping
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Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo ©
Itau Cultural Institute ©
Itau Cultural Institute
Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Museum of Contemporary Art

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