12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Foz do Iguacu
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Chapada dos Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Barreirinhas
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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morro Dois Irmaos and Reserva Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Niteroi (Costao de Itacoatiara, Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and don't miss a visit to Maua Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
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Camboinhas Beach

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Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then head outdoors with Thermas Cataratas, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland. On your second day here, look and learn at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skydiving

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Chapada dos Guimaraes

In the middle of Mato Grosso, Chapada dos Guimaraes contains many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Chapada a Mao, and then appreciate the views at Vale do Rio Claro. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Alto do Ceu Lookout and then Head underground at Kiogo Brado Cave.

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Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Chapada dos Guimaraes in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Chapada dos Guimaraes. In August, Chapada dos Guimaraes is a bit warmer than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Chapada dos Guimaraes

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Safaris
Chapada a Mao ©
Chapada a Mao

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Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pequenos Lencois Maranhense and Lencois Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabure Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Preguicas Beach, explore the striking landscape of Lencois Maranhenses, and look for gifts at Centro de Artesanato.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barreirinhas itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chapada dos Guimaraes to Barreirinhas in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chapada dos Guimaraes to Barreirinhas is 1 hour. Traveling from Chapada dos Guimaraes in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Barreirinhas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Cabure Beach ©
Cabure Beach
Lencois Maranhenses ©
Lencois Maranhenses
Centro de Artesanato ©
Centro de Artesanato

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