18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Fly:  19 h
1
Sao Paulo
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ouro Branco
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
6
Manaus
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Sao Luis
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Athens

1
day
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 21st (Fri), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online tour planner.

Athens, Greece to Sao Paulo is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 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. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas ©
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas

2
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, and then admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Belo Horizonte online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Belo Horizonte takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ouro Branco.
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Mirante Mangabeiras ©
Mirante Mangabeiras
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha ©
Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha

1
night
Ouro Branco

Ouro Branco ©
On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio, then let little ones run wild at Clube Siderurgia, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira de Itatiaia.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ouro Branco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Branco takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ouro Branco are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ouro Branco

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio ©
Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio

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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Imperial Museum in Petropolis--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Copacabana Beach, get outside with Leblon Beach, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Drive from Ouro Branco to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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.
Make the 3rd (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rio Negro, and shop like a local with Manauara Shopping.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manaus route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. March in Manaus sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
Highlights from your plan
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

2
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Sao Luis is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico, kick back and relax at Aracagi Beach, stop by Casa das Tulhas, and step into the grandiose world of Forte Santo Antonio da Barra.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sao Luis trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Manaus to Sao Luis in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Sao Luis due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aracagi Beach, Valparaiso Acqua Park
Highlights from your plan
Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao ©
Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao

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