11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Salvador
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Doha

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo route planner.

Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Doha to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, things will get much colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Kapadokya and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and finally browse the exhibits of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salvador trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

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