21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brasilia
— 4 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
3
Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
4
Cuiaba
— 1 night
5
Fortaleza
— 4 nights

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, take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, and stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia trip builder website.

Medellin, Colombia to Brasilia is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medellin to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Medellin in June, with highs in Brasilia at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

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.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Inferno Beach in Barra de Guaratiba, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and see where the action happens at Maracanã.

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Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Brasilia in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Inferno Beach
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Sabara (Church of Our Lady of O & Casa Azul), Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade (in Caete) and Inhotim (in Brumadinho). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, browse the different shops at Diamond Mall, admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Sao Jose.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte online route builder.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Estadual Estevao De Mendonca, stop by Pantanal Shopping, thenwalk around Mae Bonifacia Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Centro Geodesico da America do Sul.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cuiaba online tour builder.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Cuiaba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Cuiaba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Belo Horizonte in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cuiaba, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks Shopping
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Mae Bonifacia Park ©
Mae Bonifacia Park
Pantanal Shopping ©
Pantanal Shopping

4
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fortaleza: Praia de Morro Branco (in Beberibe) and Beach Park (in Aquiraz). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Futuro, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Fashion Fortaleza, contemplate the long history of Centro de Turismo do Ceara, and enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza holiday planner.

You can fly from Cuiaba to Fortaleza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cuiaba in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Fortaleza. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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