8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil journey planner

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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Sao Paulo
— 1 night


Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

Tehran, Iran to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -6.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tehran in August: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches


— 2 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti, take a stroll through Centro Historico, look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santa Rita, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Fabio Marqui Arte, pause for some serene contemplation at Atelier Brasil Goulart, and then explore the galleries of Galeria Zoom de Fotografia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paraty online trip maker.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online tour planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. August in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo


Brazil travel guide

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.