23 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

23 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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Manaus, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights

3
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Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, appreciate the history behind Monumento de Abertura dos Portos, make a trip to Ponte Do Rio Negro, and take a memorable tour with Aguia Amazonas Turismo - Day Tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manaus trip planner.

Boise, USA to Manaus is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Boise to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In October, Manaus is much warmer than Boise - with highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Manaus

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Aguia Amazonas Turismo - Day Tours ©
Aguia Amazonas Turismo - Day Tours
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

2
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Experiences Library, ponder the world of politics at Congresso Nacional, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brasilia holiday website.

Fly from Manaus to Brasilia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Brasilia is 1 hour. Traveling from Manaus in October, expect Brasilia to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Museo Nacional ©
Museo Nacional
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning website.

Getting from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo day trip app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, Sao Paulo is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
nights
Gramado, Brazil

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

2
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Iguazu National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu day trip tool.

Drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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