37 days in Brazil Itinerary

37 days in Brazil Itinerary

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37 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Curitiba
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Aquidauana
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Corumba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Bodoquena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bonito
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Arraial do Cabo
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
11
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Algiers

3
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get outdoors at Praia do Rosa and Praia do Santinho. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lagoinha do Leste and Barra da Lagoa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio (in Sao Bonifacio), Santuário Diocesano Bem-Aventurada Albertina Berkenbrock (in Imarui) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ribeirao da Ilha, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao da Lagoa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vila Fatima.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis visit planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Florianopolis is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Algiers to Florianopolis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Algiers in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Florianopolis: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Curitiba.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia do Rosa, Santuário Diocesano Bem-Aventurada Albertina Berkenbrock, Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio, Guarda do Embau Beach
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Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Barra da Lagoa Beach

4
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ukranian Memorial and Metropolitan Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro do Encontro and Santuario do Senhor Bom Jesus de Campo Mendes. Change things up with these side-trips from Curitiba: Parque Estadual de Vila Velha (in Ponta Grossa) and Paranagua (Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco das Chagas Church, Sao Benedito Church, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Presbiteriana de Curitiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat, and make a trip to Santuario da Divina Misericordia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba online road trip planner .

You can drive from Florianopolis to Curitiba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Curitiba when traveling from Florianopolis in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paranagua, Santuario do Senhor Bom Jesus de Campo Mendes, Parque Estadual de Vila Velha, Mosteiro do Encontro
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Parque Estadual de Vila Velha ©
Parque Estadual de Vila Velha
Ukranian Memorial ©
Ukranian Memorial
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas and Catedral Sao Joao Batista. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garganta do Diabo and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, stroll through Parque das Aves Bird Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aquidauana.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Garganta do Diabo ©
Garganta do Diabo
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

1
day
Aquidauana

Aquidauana ©
Aquidauana is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. On the 17th (Wed), hike along Morro dos Mirantes - Trilha do por-do-sol do Paxixi, get outside with Praia de Anastacio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Imaculada Conceicao church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aquidauana day trip planning tool .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Aquidauana by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Aquidauana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Aquidauana is somewhat warmer than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corumba.

Things to do in Aquidauana

Outdoors Trails Nature

Side Trip

Praia de Anastacio
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1
night
Corumba

Corumba ©
Corumba, a gateway to the world's largest tropical wetlands, offers plenty to go with the natural sights that surround it.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Artizu Casa de Escultura, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Candelaria Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora, then take an in-depth tour of Pantanal Man Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Historia do Pantanal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corumba trip planner .

Getting from Aquidauana to Corumba by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bodoquena.

Things to do in Corumba

Museums Historic Sites
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Museu de Historia do Pantanal ©
Museu de Historia do Pantanal
Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora

1
night
Bodoquena

Bodoquena ©
On the 19th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Boca da Onca Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bodoquena driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Corumba to Bodoquena in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Bodoquena

Nature Parks
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Boca da Onca Falls ©
Boca da Onca Falls

4
nights
Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso and Lagoa Misteriosa. Step off the beaten path and head to Rio Sucuri and Rio do Peixe. Go for a jaunt from Bonito to Jardim to see Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Natural, get outside with Sitio Ybira Pe, admire all the interesting features of Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bonito planner .

Traveling by car from Bodoquena to Bonito takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo
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Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso
Rio do Peixe ©
Rio do Peixe

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.
Visiting Juquehy Beach and Fazenda Ipanema will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Pedra do Santuario. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Cotia (Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple & Basilica Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima em COTIA - Arautos do Evangelho) and Paróquia Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens (in Porto Feliz). The adventure continues: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Penha, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bonito to Sao Paulo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonito to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cotia, Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Penha, Fazenda Ipanema, Paróquia Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens, Juquehy Beach
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple ©

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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Tijuca and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Castelo de Itaipava (in Itaipava) and Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara (in Petropolis). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

4
nights
Arraial do Cabo

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth and Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Go for a jaunt from Arraial do Cabo to Saquarema to see Praia de Itauna about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia Grande, don't miss a visit to Casa Da Poesia, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gracainha Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo trip site .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Saquarema
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna
Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth ©

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lagoa Azul and Dois Rios Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aventureiro and Caxadaco Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Sitio Forte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Itaguacu Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Arraial do Cabo to Ilha Grande in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

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