19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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19 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Manaus
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Recife
— 3 nights
End: Recife

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paulista Avenue as well as Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Guarapiranga and then hike along Borboletario Aguias da Serra. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and then shop like a local with Paulista Avenue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo day trip tool .

Recife to Sao Paulo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Recife in June: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Borboletario Aguias da Serra ©
Borboletario Aguias da Serra
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Praia Da Joatinga and Reserva Beach. Shop till you drop at Camboinhas Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress & Sossego Beach). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Forte de Copacabana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Forte de Copacabana ©
Forte de Copacabana
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Relax by the water at Iguazu Falls and Missal Municipal Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ecomuseu de Itaipu and Catedral Sao Joao Batista. There's much more to do: get outside with Thermas Cataratas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cataratas JL Shopping.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip maker .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Foz do Iguacu is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Missal Municipal Museum
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Ecomuseu de Itaipu ©
Ecomuseu de Itaipu
Missal Municipal Museum ©
Missal Municipal Museum

4
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Amazon Rainforest and Acutuba Beach. Shop till you drop at Praia do Tupe and Palacete Provincial. On the 30th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Justice Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Amazonica, explore the galleries of Galeria do Largo, and have fun at Shot In The Dark.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manaus trip builder .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Manaus, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Amazon Rainforest, Acutuba Beach
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Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Acutuba Beach ©
Acutuba Beach
Palacio da Justica ©
Palacio da Justica

3
nights
Recife

Recife ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento and Centro Historico. Get some historical perspective at Serrambi Beach and Se Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Muro Alto Beach & Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach) and So Arte (in Nossa Senhora do O). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose, deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and browse the different shops at Paco Alfandega Recife.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Recife road trip website .

Fly from Manaus to Recife in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Manaus in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Recife: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olinda, Porto de Galinhas, So Arte
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Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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