8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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— 1 day
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Alegre


Gramado — 1 day

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 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro and then stroll around Mini Mundo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado trip builder app.

Porto Alegre to Gramado is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 3 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, enjoy the sand and surf at Camiranga Beach, stroll through Dois Rios Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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.