23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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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 + Bus:  6 h 15 min
6
Manaus
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Shuttle:  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.
You've added Bahia Museum of Art, Sao Marcelo Fort, Basilica Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and kick back and relax at Praia do Porto da Barra.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Salvador planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Salvador is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Salvador. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salvador, 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 ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Igreja Sao Jose, Palacio da Liberdade, and other attractions. Go for a jaunt from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho to see Inhotim about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte day trip planning website.

Getting from Salvador to Belo Horizonte by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salvador in August since evenings lows in Belo Horizonte dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Palacio da Liberdade ©
Palacio 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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning app.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
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 much more to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around 15°C. Cap off 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.
You've added Parque Nacional de Brasilia, Supremo Tribunal Federal, Palace of Justice, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, walk around Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco, then make a trip to Torre de Televisao, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Justice, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally admire the striking features of Supremo Tribunal Federal.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Brasilia trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Brasilia in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect nights in Brasilia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for 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
Museo Nacional ©
Museo Nacional

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. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manaus trip planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Manaus by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In August, Manaus is somewhat warmer than Brasilia - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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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