7 days in Brazil Itinerary

7 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Sao Paulo
— 1 night


Rio de Janeiro — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally stroll through Copacabana Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Foz do Iguacu — 2 nights

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu road trip site.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Sao Paulo — 1 night

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Brazil travel guide

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.