11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
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Gramado
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu
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Fernando de Noronha

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

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Atlanta, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Atlanta in June, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

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 8th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 79°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

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 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

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Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Sao Paulo is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks

Gramado

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

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 11th (Fri): stroll around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks
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Brazil travel guide

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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.