8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Bus:  22 h
1
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and then take a stroll through Pelourinho.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salvador day trip site .

Minneapolis, USA to Salvador is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Salvador. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, things will get warmer in Salvador: highs are around 86°F and lows about 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera. On the next day, take a stroll through Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

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You can fly from Salvador to Sao Paulo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Salvador in February, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and then take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 90°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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