21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Medellin
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Brasilia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Cuiaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Medellin

3
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fortaleza: Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes (in Canoa Quebrada). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, don't miss a visit to Praca Luiza Tavora, browse the different shops at Mercado Central de Fortaleza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitana Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Fortaleza travel route planning site.

Medellin, Colombia to Fortaleza is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Fortaleza is 2 hours. Traveling from Medellin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fortaleza, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Park, Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes
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Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

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: Casa Azul (in Sabara), Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park) and Inhotim (in Brumadinho). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, enjoy some diversion at Estadio Mineirao, and admire the landmark architecture of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte tour site.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Belo Horizonte in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fortaleza in June; daily highs in Belo Horizonte reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Casa Azul, Casca D'Anta Waterfall, Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, and take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online journey planner.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
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.
Brasilia is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, explore the galleries of Memorial JK, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and don't miss a visit to Praca dos Tres Poderes.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Brasilia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

2
nights
Cuiaba

Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll around Mae Bonifacia Park, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cuiaba road trip planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Cuiaba by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brasilia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cuiaba, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mae Bonifacia Park ©
Mae Bonifacia Park
Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro ©
Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro

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