29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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29 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + subway + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
Drive:  23​h
6
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online vacation builder .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sao Paulo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
When in Brasilia, make a side trip to see Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola in Abadiania, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brasilia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, Brasilia is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola
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Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola ©
Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Maragogi Beach (in Maragogi) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brasilia to Porto de Galinhas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Porto de Galinhas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Maragogi Beach, Praia dos Carneiros, So Arte
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

3
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Get out of town with these interesting Alto Paraiso de Goias side-trips: Cavalcante (Nova Aurora Viewpoint & Santa Barbara Waterfall). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Segredo, take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia, and explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Porto de Galinhas to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Cavalcante
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

3
nights
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip maker tool .

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Foz do Iguacu in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In December in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get curious at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, examine the collection at Museu Do Futebol, and then take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Jardins District and then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Museu Do Futebol ©
Museu Do Futebol
Catavento Cultural e Educacional ©
Catavento Cultural e Educacional

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