21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
2
Brasilia
— 4 nights
3
Cuiaba
— 3 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
5
Fortaleza
— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belo Horizonte: Brumadinho (Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Inhotim, &more) and Rua Dom Pedro II (in Sabara). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, view the masterpieces at Palacio das Artes, walk around Parque das Mangabeiras, and look for gifts at DUNN Cervejaria.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planning site.

Medellin, Colombia to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Medellin to Belo Horizonte, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in June: highs in Belo Horizonte hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Brumadinho, Rua Dom Pedro II
Highlights from your plan
Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

4
nights
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.
Brasilia is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, don't miss a visit to Praca dos Tres Poderes, ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, and snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brasilia, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

3
nights
Cuiaba

Cuiaba ©
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Step out of Cuiaba with an excursion to Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes in Chapada dos Guimaraes--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Mae Bonifacia Park, stroll through Parque das Aguas Seo Fiote, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Our Lady of Rosario and Sao Benedito Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cuiaba online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Cuiaba by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Cuiaba is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brasilia in June, expect Cuiaba to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes
Mae Bonifacia Park ©
Mae Bonifacia Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and get advice or help at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Cuiaba to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cuiaba to Rio de Janeiro. While traveling from Cuiaba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

5
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Aquiraz (Engenho Sao Luiz & Beach Park) and Cumbuco (Lagoa Azul, Praia de Cumbuco, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia do Futuro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Sao Pedro, raise your glass at Crocobeach, and take a leisurely stroll along Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza vacation builder website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with highs in Fortaleza at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caucaia, Aquiraz
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia de Cumbuco ©
Praia de Cumbuco

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