8 days in Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

8 days in Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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8 days in Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Internacional, and shop like a local with Lagoa da Conceicao.

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Sao Paulo to Florianopolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Sebastiao, then make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and finally indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Casa Azul, enjoy some diversion at Estadio Mineirao, then explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Belo Horizonte in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florianopolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Belo Horizonte, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Capela de Sao Sebastiao, Casa Azul
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Estadio Mineirao ©
Estadio Mineirao
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, take some stellar pictures from Bondinho Pao de Acucar, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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