16 days in Brazil & Japan Itinerary

16 days in Brazil & Japan Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and see where the action happens at Maracan√£.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip website.

Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Florianopolis in May; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

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 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo attractions planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Sao Paulo is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Baia do Sancho, and then see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha vacation planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in May: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Kyoto, Japan

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, then wander the streets of Gion, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Fernando de Noronha to Kyoto takes 37 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Kyoto. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

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

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Foz do Iguacu with the Route module. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Tokyo to Foz do Iguacu due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.