18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
4
Manaus
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 30 min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Tel Aviv

4
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: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, things will get much warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature 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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, make a trip to Paulista Avenue, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel tool .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Manaus.

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
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Manaus route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Step out of Porto de Galinhas with an excursion to Instituto Ricardo Brennand in Recife--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Manaus to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ricardo Brennand Institute
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©

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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and stroll through Atalaia Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. February in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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