12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  6​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Gramado
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Salvador

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 18th (Tue): stroll through Parque Lage. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Maracanã, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

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Salvador to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to 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
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu route planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to 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

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Black Lake, and then make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game. On your second day here, stroll around Caracol State Park, then get in on the family fun at Snowland, and then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gramado route builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
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 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, stroll around Ibirapuera Park, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha vacation maker website .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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