23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bento Goncalves
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Porto Alegre
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Bombinhas
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Vancouver

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.
You've now added Santa Teresa to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Beach and Escadaria Selaron. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra & Camboinhas Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable ride with Bondinho Pao de Acucar, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Da Gloria, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel route builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Niteroi, Pedra do Elefante
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Parque dos Pinheiros, then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Salvattore, and then contemplate the long history of Caminhos de Pedra. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vinicola Cainelli, do a tasting at Casa Valduga Winery, then do a tasting at Angheben Vinhos Finos, and finally tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bento Goncalves online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bento Goncalves in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vinicola Salvattore, Parque dos Pinheiros
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Casa Valduga Winery ©
Casa Valduga Winery
Caminhos de Pedra ©
Caminhos de Pedra

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Seganfredo and Maos do Mundo. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Gramado online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Gramado by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

3
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Explore hidden gems such as Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS and Estadio Beira-Rio. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre, catch a live event at Arena do Gremio, stroll around Parque Farroupilha, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Orla do Guaiba.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porto Alegre vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Porto Alegre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Orla do Guaiba
Highlights from your plan
Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

8
nights
Bombinhas

Bombinhas ©
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia de Mariscal and Morro do Macaco. Explore Bombinhas' surroundings by going to Balneario Camboriu (Igreja de Santa Ines & Barra Sul Playground) and Itapema Beach (in Itapema). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Quatro Ilhas, explore the gorgeous colors at Reserva Biologica Marinha do Arvoredo, and stroll through Vermelha Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bombinhas road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Porto Alegre to Bombinhas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bombinhas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balneario Camboriu, Mirante De Bombas, Itapema Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas

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