9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Aparecida
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
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Rio Grande
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gramado
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Penha
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Bondinho Pao de Acucar, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online visit planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In January in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Morro do Cruzeiro, then don't miss a visit to Sala das Promessas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aparecida online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Aparecida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Aparecida when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites
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Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Morro do Cruzeiro ©
Morro do Cruzeiro

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Rio Grande

Rio Grande
As its nickname, "Bride of the Sea," suggests, Rio Grande's history, culture, and lifestyle is wedded to the ocean.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia da Capilha. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Helena Assumpcao Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Harbour Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Molhes da Barra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio Grande holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Aparecida to Rio Grande with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Rio Grande are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Molhes da Barra, Helena Assumpcao Historical Museum
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Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
On the 14th (Tue), walk around Mini Mundo, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then get in on the family fun at Snowland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Felskopf Viewpoint, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Rio Grande to Gramado with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Penha.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Felskopf Viewpoint, Catedral de Pedra
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Catedral de Pedra ©
Catedral de Pedra

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Penha

Penha ©
A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia da Armacao and then get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Penha day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Penha in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World

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