15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Rio de Janeiro
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Curitiba
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
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Brasilia
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

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 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are cooler (30°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Curitiba.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Curitiba

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, stroll around Tangua Park, and then walk around Parque Barigui.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Curitiba is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums

Foz do Iguacu

— 1 night

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 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then look for gifts at Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping Mercosul.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Brasilia

— 7 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Go for a jaunt from Brasilia to Abadiania to see Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, appreciate the history behind Memorial JK, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planning site.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June: highs in Brasilia hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

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 28th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo route planning site.

You can fly from Brasilia to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Brazil travel guide

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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.