11 days in Greece & Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Greece & Brazil Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cuiaba, Brazil
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Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You've now added Toumba Stadium to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see where the action happens at Toumba Stadium and then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki tour itinerary builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in May; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours · Historic Sites

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Lycabettus and Erechtheion. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 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'll discover tucked-away gems like Morro Dois Irmaos and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Vermelha Beach, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and hike along Claudio Coutinho Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday builder tool.

Fly from Athens to Rio de Janeiro in 18 hours. Traveling from Athens to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Cuiaba, Brazil

— 1 night

Capital of the Southern Amazon

Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): walk around Mae Bonifacia Park, look for gifts at Pantanal Shopping, and then walk around Parque Tia Nair.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cuiaba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cuiaba is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cuiaba: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks · Shopping

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.

State of Mato Grosso travel guide

4.1
Waterfalls · Parks · Concerts
Most of landlocked State of Mato Grosso is characterized by a landscape of open pastures, though the region also features swathes of the Amazonian forest in the north and sprawling wetlands in the south. An exploration of these three distinct ecosystems top many State of Mato Grosso itineraries, allowing visitors to see the less-traveled side of Brazil that encompasses sprawling savannahs, large plantations, and rolling hills. A well-rounded State of Mato Grosso holiday also includes a visit to state capital Cuiaba and the region's national park, home to impressive sandstone mountains, deep canyons, and gushing waterfalls.