19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 1 night
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Belo Horizonte
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
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Brasilia
— 1 night
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Recife
— 2 nights
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Manaus
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

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Budapest, Hungary to Sao Paulo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get much hotter in Sao Paulo: highs are around 82°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Foz do Iguacu

— 1 night

Land of the Waterfalls

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 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque Lage, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally stroll through Copacabana Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Paraty

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then visit Centro Historico.

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Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Ilha Grande

— 1 night
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Praca Sete de Setembro and then make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte and then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

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Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Belo Horizonte in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Brasilia

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

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 23rd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul and then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brasilia holiday planner.

Fly from Belo Horizonte to Brasilia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brasilia are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Salvador

— 2 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent and then take a stroll through Pelourinho. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salvador trip itinerary site.

Fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salvador, with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the galleries of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and then make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Recife trip planner.

Fly from Salvador to Recife in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Manaus.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Manaus

— 3 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, and hunt for treasures at Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manaus visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Manaus takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.