24 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

24 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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24 days in Brazil & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Aparecida, Brazil
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Brasilia, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Salvador, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Get a sense of the local culture at Sugarloaf Mountain and Ilha Fiscal. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Sao Francisco Xavier, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
day
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mina Du Veloso, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Betrayal.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto itinerary tool .

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©

8
nights
Aparecida, Brazil

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Felicia Leirner and Professor Jose Luiz Pasin Municipal Museum. Get in touch with nature at Kairos Ecoliving and Ecopia Resort. Explore Aparecida's surroundings by going to Atelier Papegilla (in Goncalves), Campos Do Jordao (Amantikir Park, Ducha de Prata, & more) and Museu Mazzaropi (in Taubate). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, don't miss a visit to Visita monitorada noturna na Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and take in the views from Passarela da Fe.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparecida trip site .

Drive from Ouro Preto to Aparecida in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Aparecida are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Aparecida

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campos Do Jordao, Guaratingueta, Goncalves, Pedra do Om, Kairos Ecoliving
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Ducha de Prata ©
Ducha de Prata

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 27th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Aparecida to Sao Paulo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park vacation builder tool .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

1
night
Brasilia, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Brasilia online trip planner .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salvador, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Baia dos Porcos. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha. In October in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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