12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ipatinga
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
3
Penha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Chapeco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Ametista do Sul
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
End: Ipatinga

3
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Ipatinga to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ipatinga in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

Find out how to plan Rio de Janeiro trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Penha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

1
night
Penha

Penha ©
A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
On the 6th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Penha holiday maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Penha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect nights in Penha to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Chapeco.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World

2
nights
Chapeco

Chapeco ©
A predominantly industrial city of around 200,000 residents, with 400,000 more people living in its metropolitan area, Chapeco remains the largest city in the western region of Santa Catarina state.
You've now added Ecoparque to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll around Ecoparque, then look for gifts at Shopping Patio Chapeco, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vale do Rio Uruguai, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Chapeco. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha do Pitoco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santo Antonio, and then pause for some photo ops at O Desbravador.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chapeco online itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Penha to Chapeco with the Route module. Traveling from Penha to Chapeco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ametista do Sul.

Things to do in Chapeco

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Trilha do Pitoco ©
Trilha do Pitoco
Catedral Santo Antonio ©
Catedral Santo Antonio
Ecoparque ©
Ecoparque

1
night
Ametista do Sul

Ametista do Sul ©
Ametista Parque Museu has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), examine the collection at Ametista Parque Museu and then learn about winemaking at Vinicula Ametista.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ametista do Sul day trip site.

Drive from Chapeco to Ametista do Sul in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chapeco to Ametista do Sul due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ametista do Sul

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Ametista Parque Museu ©
Ametista Parque Museu
Vinicula Ametista ©
Vinicula Ametista

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ametista do Sul to Foz do Iguacu takes 8 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

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