21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Brasilia
— 1 day
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Gramado
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

1
day
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia itinerary site .

Glasgow, UK to Brasilia is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Glasgow to Brasilia. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in August: high temperatures in Brasilia hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

2
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.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Plan my day in Foz do Iguacu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brasilia in August: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

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

2
nights
Gramado

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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mini Mundo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado vacation tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll through Ibirapuera Park, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then pick up some local products at Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, head outdoors with Parque Mosteiro Tom Jobim, and then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Outdoors Shopping
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Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and then take a stroll through Pelourinho. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salvador trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salvador, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, make a trip to Forte De Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha visit planner.

Getting from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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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