15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Aldie
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Gramado
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
End: Aldie

4
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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Aldie, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Aldie to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Aldie in January; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 85°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

3
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website .

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. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) 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
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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 15th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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 17th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, stop by Maos do Mundo, walk around Mini Mundo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try out the rides at Vitivinicola Jolimont, see the interesting displays at Mundo a Vapor, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gramado tour planner .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
Highlights from your plan
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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