18 days in Brazil, Lima & Cusco Itinerary

18 days in Brazil, Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 4 nights
4
Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take a stroll through San Isidro, thenadmire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lima trip builder website.

Orlando, USA to Lima is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect nights in Lima to be little chillier, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Piquillacta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moray and Tipon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, explore the striking landscape at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, pause for some photo ops at Arco de Santa Clara, and delve into the distant past at Q'enqo.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cusco vacation planner.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, plan for cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Moray, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

4
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Iguazu Falls and Thermas Cataratas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho and Buddhist Temple. Step out of Foz do Iguacu to go to Santa Helena and see Balneario Terra das Aguas, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista, and stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu day trip tool.

You can fly from Cusco to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to Foz do Iguacu. Traveling from Cusco in August, expect Foz do Iguacu to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha, Balneario Terra das Aguas
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

3
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stella Maris Beach and Vilas do Atlantico Beach. Popular historic sites such as Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People and Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salvador trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Salvador takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salvador, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vilas do Atlantico Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Stella Maris Beach ©
Stella Maris Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Morro Dois Irmaos and Camboinhas Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra in Niteroi--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Getting from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia Da Joatinga ©
Praia Da Joatinga

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