20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Foz do Iguacu
— 5 nights


Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Beach, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and other attractions. Attractions like Imperial Museum and Leblon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, get curious at Museu do Amanha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro travel route builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica Cathedral, Praia do Porto da Barra, Palacio Rio Branco, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): visit Pelourinho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and then don't miss a visit to Elevator Lacerda.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salvador trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks


— 4 nights

Paris of the Tropics

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amazon Brasil Jungle Tours - Day Tours, Teatro Amazonas and Swim with Dolphins. Bring the kids along to Meeting of Waters and Ponta Negra Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manaus online road trip planner.

Fly from Salvador to Manaus in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salvador in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Manaus, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Foz do Iguacu

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Iguazu as well as Isla San Martin. Family-friendly places like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Itaipu Dam will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and head outdoors with Thermas Cataratas.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Manaus to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Manaus to Foz do Iguacu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manaus in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

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.