36 days in Brazil, United States & Sydney Itinerary

36 days in Brazil, United States & Sydney Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Gallery One88 & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Falls Gallery (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Disney Gallery and The Getty Center. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Angelus Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Bergamot Station, &more), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Seaport District NYCfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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Salvador, Brazil

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Resgate. You'll explore and learn at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Casa do Rio Vermelho. Step out of Salvador with an excursion to Sea and Captaincy Museum in Ilheus--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pelourinho, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Sacra da Universidade Federal da Bahia, and look for gifts at Boto-Cor-de-Rosa Livros Arte & Cafe.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Salvador by flight takes about 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salvador. In December, Salvador is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Popular historic sites such as Parque Lage and Igreja de Santo Inacio are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, do sightseeing your way with Rio Photo Guide, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Galeria Vermelho capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fazenda Ipanema and Ceres Art. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, stop by Debora Quer, explore the galleries of Atelie Galpone, and take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Sao Paulo at 33°C and lows at 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Brazil travel guide

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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.