17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  26 h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Bonito
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
3
Pantano Grande
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Gramado
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h
7
Manaus
— 2 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do your shopping at BarraShopping and CRAB - Centro Sebrae de Referencia do Artesanato Brasileiro. Relax by the water at Reserva Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Arraial do Cabo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: get outside with Morro da Urca, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santo Inacio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker site .

Mumbai, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Morro da Urca ©
Morro da Urca
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

3
nights
Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abismo Anhumas and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rio do Peixe and stroll around Parque das Cachoeiras.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bonito holiday maker .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bonito in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pantano Grande.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso
Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas
Rio do Peixe ©
Rio do Peixe

1
day
Pantano Grande

Pantano Grande
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rincao Gaia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pantano Grande, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bonito to Pantano Grande. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Pantano Grande

Wildlife Parks

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Vitivinicola Jolimont, then stroll around Parque da Ferradura, then stop by Cristais de Gramado, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Gramado road trip app .

Drive from Pantano Grande to Gramado in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Canela
Highlights from your plan
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono
Parque da Ferradura ©
Parque da Ferradura
Vitivinicola Jolimont ©
Vitivinicola Jolimont

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 25th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bela Vista Biological Refuge.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder app .

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 November, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

1
night
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ermida Dom Bosco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia day trip tool .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brasilia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek ©
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek

2
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 28th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Stylo Outlet, contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, then stroll through Ponta Negra Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Manauara Shopping.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manaus online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brasilia to Manaus by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Manaus is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brasilia in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Manaus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Manauara Shopping ©
Manauara Shopping
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters

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