19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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19 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Salvador
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Praia do Forte (Forte Beach, Projeto Tamar, & more), Sea and Captaincy Museum (in Ilheus) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salvador trip itinerary tool .

Sao Paulo to Salvador is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salvador when traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Sea and Captaincy Museum, Guarajuba Beach
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

4
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belo Horizonte: Inhotim (in Brumadinho), Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho (in Congonhas) and Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park). The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, don't miss a visit to Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina, admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, and enjoy some diversion at Estadio Mineirao.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte visit planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Belo Horizonte in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in December, Belo Horizonte is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, Casca D'Anta Waterfall, Inhotim, Casa Azul
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Parque das Mangabeiras ©
Parque das Mangabeiras
Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

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Getting from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Tours
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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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