23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  22 h 45 min
1
Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6 h
2
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Manchester

5
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Ceu Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Ilha Grande is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in November; daily highs in Ilha Grande reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio

4
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Get out of town with these interesting Ilhabela side-trips: Pauba Beach (in Pauba), Sao Sebastiao (Juquehy Beach & Camburi Beach) and Maresias (Capela Sao Benedito e Sant' Anna, Maresias - Pauba Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Pedra do Sino, head off the coast to Cabras Island, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ilhabela when traveling from Ilha Grande in November, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Maresias Beach ©
Maresias Beach

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilhabela in December, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. You will leave for Foz do Iguacu on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Shopping Museums
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1
night
Foz do Iguacu

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 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

Plan a Foz do Iguacu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and tour or see a show at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Praca Princesa Isabel, Imperial Museum, &more). See some other sides of Rio de Janeiro: take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, kick back and relax at Mirante da Prainha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca
Leblon Beach ©
Leblon Beach
Pedra da Gavea ©
Pedra da Gavea

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