36 days in Brazil Itinerary

36 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner
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Brasilia
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 31 nights
Fly to Afonso Pena Airport, Drive to Porto Amazonas
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Porto Amazonas
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Brasilia — 2 nights

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Congresso Nacional, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brasilia day trip app.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Brasilia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Sao Paulo — 2 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 3rd (Mon), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. On your second day here, take a stroll through Liberdade, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in October, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Rio de Janeiro — 31 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Niteroi (Parque da Cidade, Camboinhas Beach, &more) and Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Copacabana Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto Amazonas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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Porto Amazonas — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Panelao.

Plan a Porto Amazonas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Amazonas. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour.
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Parks · Nature
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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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