20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel planner

Make it your trip
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Blumenau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto Belo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bombinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
For shopping fun, head to Centro Cultural Carioca or BarraShopping. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, get great views at Leblon Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planning site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Foz do Iguacu

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Buddhist Temple and Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab for their historical value. Get outdoors at Devil's Throat and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cataratas JL Shopping.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blumenau.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Blumenau

— 4 nights

Tropical Germany

Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz and Paroquia Evangelica de Confissao Luterana Sao Lucas are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Neumarkt Shopping and FIP Feira da Moda. Change things up with these side-trips from Blumenau: Pomerode (Zoo Pomerode, ArtFalcon Falcoaria, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Castelinho da Havan, examine the collection at Hering Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Cervejaria Eisenbahn, and stroll around Praca Hercilio Luz.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blumenau trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Blumenau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Blumenau, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porto Belo.

Things to do in Blumenau

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

Porto Belo

— 3 nights
An array of inlets, islands, and caves, the municipality of Porto Belo looks particularly good when seen from the water.
Get in touch with nature at Praia do Estaleiro and Caixa D Aco Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Palmas and Itapema Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Belo: Paroquia de Tijucas (in Tijucas) and Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress (in Governador Celso Ramos). There's much more to do: stroll through Meia-Praia Beach, revel in the low prices at Porto Belo Outlet Premium, step off the mainland to explore Ilha de Porto Belo, and take in panoramic vistas at Mirante do Encanto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto Belo vacation planner.

You can drive from Blumenau to Porto Belo in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Porto Belo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Porto Belo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Bombinhas

— 2 nights
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sepultura Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia De Quatro Ilhas, then kick back and relax at Praia de Mariscal, then browse for treasures at Garimpo Artes, and finally hike along Trilha da Tainha.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bombinhas vacation planner.

Drive from Porto Belo to Bombinhas in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Bombinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

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 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, then stop by Liberdade, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and finally take a memorable tour with Cedeira Dive. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and finally indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bombinhas to Sao Paulo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.