11 days in Brazil & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

11 days in Brazil & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Brasilia, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Copacabana Beach and Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro attractions planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Porto da Barra. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra and then visit Pelourinho.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salvador vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

1
night
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, then ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and finally stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia trip app.

Fly from Salvador to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Brasilia when traveling from Salvador in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia ©
Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

1
night
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

1
night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, and finally stop by Puerto Iguazu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary planning website.

Puerto Iguazu is just a short distance from Foz do Iguacu. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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