16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
4
Gramado
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
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, stroll through Enseada da Caieira, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Fernando de Noronha is 6 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

Start your trip to Rio de Janeiro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 72°F in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

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
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
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 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 78°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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

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 18th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and then find something for the whole family at Snowland.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip site.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

3
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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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