11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Gramado
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo tour planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Sao Miguel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in February since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

3
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Leblon Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu road trip site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.

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

1
night
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, and finally stroll around Mini Mundo.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

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