16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

16 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Maragogi, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Bus to Brasília, Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Manaus, Brazil — 2 nights

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia do Tupe and Palacete Provincial. Make the 25th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Palacio da Justica.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manaus road trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Manaus is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect Manaus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Maragogi.
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Maragogi, Brazil — 3 nights

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande and then explore the gorgeous colors at Taocas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maragogi journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Maragogi takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manaus in July: high temperatures in Maragogi hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Anjos and Arcanjos waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Macaquinho waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias vacation builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maragogi to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Alto Paraiso de Goias. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Provincial Urugua-i Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Iguazu National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Visiting Skydiving and Pedra do Elefante will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Museu Historico Nacional and Arco do Teles. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hike along Trilha do Pao de Acucar, admire the masterpieces at Museu Chacara do Ceu, and get outside with Trilha da Pedra da Gavea.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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