23 days in Brazil & Machu Picchu Itinerary

23 days in Brazil & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
5
Presidente Figueiredo, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
7
Salvador, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  32​h
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Sao Paulo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Brasilia Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Kapadokya, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu journey website .

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. August in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip website .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, spas, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, stop by Mapi Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Presidente Figueiredo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Presidente Figueiredo, Brazil

Presidente Figueiredo ©
Surrounded by vibrant rainforests and picturesque bodies of water, Presidente Figueiredo provides an excellent base for eco-tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Gruta da Judeia and then head outdoors with Caverna Refugio do Maroaga.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Presidente Figueiredo trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Presidente Figueiredo. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Amazon Time (AMT) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Presidente Figueiredo

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gruta da Judeia ©
Gruta da Judeia

2
nights
Manaus, Brazil

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, and then revel in the low prices at Stylo Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Manauara Shopping, then don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Amazon Rainforest.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manaus travel planner .

Traveling by car from Presidente Figueiredo to Manaus takes 2 hours. August in Manaus sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Salvador.

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

4
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Step out of Salvador with an excursion to Fazenda Boaventura in Abrantes--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pelourinho, stroll through Praia Farol da Barra, stroll around Jardim dos Namorados Park, and examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Manaus to Salvador takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manaus to Salvador, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Salvador is little chillier than Manaus - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fazenda Boaventura
Highlights from your plan
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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