21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brasilia
— 4 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cuiaba
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Fortaleza
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Medellin

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, appreciate the history behind Memorial JK, ponder the world of politics at Congresso Nacional, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brasilia trip itinerary tool .

Medellin, Colombia to Brasilia is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medellin to Brasilia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Medellin in June, with highs in Brasilia at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek ©
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Inferno Beach in Barra de Guaratiba, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, and take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Inferno Beach
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inhotim (in Brumadinho), Our Lady of O Church (in Sabara) and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade (in Caete). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Azul.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Belo Horizonte trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Belo Horizonte, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sabara, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Inhotim
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Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

1
night
Cuiaba

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.
On the 29th (Sat), get lost in a book at Estevao Mendonca Public State Library, stop by Pantanal Shopping, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Bonifacia Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Geodesico da America do Sul.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cuiaba trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Belo Horizonte to Cuiaba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Cuiaba is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in June: highs in Cuiaba hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks Shopping
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Pantanal Shopping ©
Pantanal Shopping
Centro Geodesico da America do Sul ©

4
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Go for a jaunt from Fortaleza to Aquiraz to see Beach Park about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Morro Branco, stroll through Praia de Futuro, admire all the interesting features of Arena Castelao, and browse the different shops at Centro Fashion Fortaleza.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fortaleza road trip tool .

Fly from Cuiaba to Fortaleza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cuiaba to Fortaleza. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cuiaba in June since evenings lows in Fortaleza dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Park
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Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro

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