8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brasilia
— 1 day
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
4
Curitiba
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

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

Manchester, USA to Brasilia is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brasilia is 2 hours. In December, Brasilia is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Museo Nacional ©
Museo Nacional

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brasilia in December since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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nights
Foz do Iguacu

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 5th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online travel planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

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

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nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Tangua Park, walk around Parque Barigui, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Curitiba online trip builder.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Curitiba is a bit cooler than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 78°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Tangua Park ©
Tangua Park
Parque Barigui ©
Parque Barigui

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