21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 1 day
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
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Blumenau
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
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Gramado
— 3 nights
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Chapeco
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
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Londrina
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 1 day

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip maker site.

Niteroi to Sao Paulo is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Niteroi in January since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 23°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kids will enjoy Jardim Botanico de Curitiba and Museu Oscar Niemeyer. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tangua Park, take a stroll through Bairro de Santa Felicidade, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Cristo Rei.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Curitiba online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Curitiba can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blumenau.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Blumenau

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Tue), make a splash at Parque Aquatico Cascaneia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Evangelica de Confissao Luterana, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Pomerode, then look for all kinds of wild species at ArtFalcon Falcoaria, and finally steep yourself in history at Portal Turistico Sul.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Blumenau day trip app.

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Blumenau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Curitiba in January since evenings lows in Blumenau dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Blumenau

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Florianopolis

— 3 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kids will enjoy Praia Mole and Jurere Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lagoinha do Leste, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Santinho, and get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Blumenau to Florianopolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Gramado

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Attractions like Snowland and Caro Watson Escape Game make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor, look for gifts at A Fabulosa Loja de Chocolates Caracol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gramado trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chapeco.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Chapeco

— 1 night

Capital of the West

A predominantly industrial city of around 200,000 residents, with 400,000 more people living in its metropolitan area, Chapeco remains the largest city in the western region of Santa Catarina state.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chapeco day trip planning website.

You can drive from Gramado to Chapeco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Chapeco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

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.
Family-friendly places like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Buddhist Temple will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get outside with Thermas Cataratas, take in the views from Ponte Internacional da Amizade, and contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chapeco to Foz do Iguacu takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Chapeco to Foz do Iguacu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Londrina.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Londrina

— 2 nights

Little London

Established in the early 1900s by foreign settlers, Londrina initially served as a stopover point for British coffee traders transporting beans from Paraná and São Paulo to the port of Santos.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Londrina, then contemplate the waterfront views at Igapo Lake, then stop by Londrina Catuaí Mall, and finally take in the views from Parada do Coco. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Londrina, and then take in the waterfront at Calcadao de Londrina.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Londrina using our trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Londrina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Londrina

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): engage your brain at Museu Catavento, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, then take a stroll through Liberdade, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary maker site.

Getting from Londrina to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Brazil travel guide

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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.