15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil holiday builder

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Itatiba
— 1 night
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Jundiai
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
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Brasilia
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima em COTIA - Arautos do Evangelho and Casa Fox. Catedral de Sao Dimas and Matriz Paroquia Pessoal Nipo-Brasileira Sao Goncalo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Praia de Sao Pedro (in Guaruja) and Matriz Church (in Sao Roque). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio da Consolacao, look for gifts at Mooca Plaza Shopping, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vila Butantan, and browse the different shops at Shopping Vila Olimpia.

Before you visit Sao Paulo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Hamburg, Germany to Sao Paulo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hamburg to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hamburg in May, with highs in Sao Paulo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Itatiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Itatiba

— 1 night

Princess of the Hill

Since its founding in 1857, Itatiba developed into a city of more than 110,000 people, ranked among the top Brazilian cities in terms of quality of life.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Belem, then examine the collection at Museu Historico Municipal 'Pe. Francisco de Paula Lima', then experience rural life at Fazenda Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and finally stroll around Ferraz Costa Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Itatiba route planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Itatiba in 1.5 hours. In May in Itatiba, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jundiai.

Things to do in Itatiba

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jundiai

Noted for its wine and fruit industries, bustling Jundiai manages to combine the energy of a big city with easy access to bucolic countryside and a slower pace of life.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jundiai online day trip planner.

You can drive from Itatiba to Jundiai in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Jundiai can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Jundiai

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from the city and head to Ciclovia De Ipanema and Pedra do Elefante. Parque Estadual Do Grajau and Catedral Presbiteriana Do Rio De Janeiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Sossego Beach in Niteroi--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at CRAB - Centro Sebrae de Referencia do Artesanato Brasileiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, walk around Guinle Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Jundiai to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jundiai in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Brasilia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, then admire the striking features of Ermida Dom Bosco, and finally shop like a local with Museu de Valores.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Brasilia, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Benedito and Igreja Sao Luis Gonzaga. Head to Shopping Analia Franco and SESC Pinheirosfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Guaruja to see Iporanga beach about 1h 30 min away. Explore Sao Paulo further: explore the world behind art at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, take an in-depth tour of Museu do Ipiranga, and pause for some serene contemplation at Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in May, plan for slightly colder days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.