19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 4 nights
Drive to Salgado Filho Airport, Fly to Charleston

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Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Charleston, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 2 hours. In November, Sao Paulo is somewhat warmer than Charleston - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Belo Horizonte

— 4 nights

Garden City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Inhotim in Brumadinho (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Jose, admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, and examine the collection at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sao Jose Do Rio Preto.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

— 3 nights
A lively and modern city, Sao Jose do Rio Preto has a population of around 400,000 in an urban area that grew from humble farmland in the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Jose Do Rio Preto: Olimpia (Thermas dos Laranjais, Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Engenho Dom Tapparo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral e Sao Jose do Rio Preto, stop by Doces Noemia, and enjoy some diversion at Parque Ecologico Educativo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Jose Do Rio Preto online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Belo Horizonte to Sao Jose Do Rio Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foz do Iguacu

— 3 nights

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, examine the collection at Itaipu Ecomuseu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, and stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Gramado

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Mini Mundo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gramado tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.