19 days in Brazil & Japan Itinerary

19 days in Brazil & Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Brazil & Japan Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  31​h
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernando de Noronha, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Tokyo in 28 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo and then walk around Ibirapuera Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and finally don't miss a visit to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Sao Paulo in 31 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Sao Paulo is minus 12 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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

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Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then walk around Mini Mundo, and then don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, and finally stroll around Caracol State Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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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