11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil attractions planner

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Betim
— 4 nights
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Petropolis
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Paraty
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque Ibirapuera, Livraria Cultura, Eataly Sao Paulo, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pick up some new knowledge with Eataly Sao Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then stop by Livraria Cultura.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Curitiba to Sao Paulo is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Betim.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Parks · Classes · Museums

Betim

— 4 nights
Betim is a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Your list of things to see and do now includes Praca da Liberdade, Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, So Marcas Outlet, and other attractions. Go for a jaunt from Betim to Brumadinho to see Inhotim about 40 minutes away.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Betim trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sao Paulo to Betim. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Petropolis.

Things to do in Betim

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Petropolis

— 1 night

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
You've now added Imperial Museum to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Imperial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Petropolis planning tool.

Traveling by car from Betim to Petropolis takes 5.5 hours. December in Petropolis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.
You've added Copacabana Beach, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Escadaria Selaron, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron and then make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally catch a live event at Maracanã.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Paraty

— 1 night
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
You've now added Centro Historico to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Centro Historico.

Plan my day in Paraty using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.