23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly + bus:  23​h
1
Salvador
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Manaus
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu de Arte da Bahia, Sao Marcelo Fort, Basilica Cathedral, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, make a trip to Ponta de Humaita, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador trip planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Salvador is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Salvador. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, Salvador is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Sao Francisco Church and Convent ©

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.
You've added Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipo, MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Igreja Sao Jose, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho to see Inhotim about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Salvador to Belo Horizonte by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Belo Horizonte. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

4
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Afro Brazil Museum, Parque da Independencia, Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sao Paulo, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional de Brasilia, Supremo Tribunal Federal, Palace of Justice, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, stroll around Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco, then don't miss a visit to Torre de Televisao, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Justice, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally admire the striking features of Supremo Tribunal Federal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brasilia online trip planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brasilia, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia ©
Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Torre de Televisao ©
Torre de Televisao

4
nights
Manaus

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.
You've added Amazon Rainforest, Museu do Indio, Palacio da Justica, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manaus sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Manaus takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in August, things will get a bit warmer in Manaus: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas
Teatro Amazonas ©
Teatro Amazonas
Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest

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