9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
— 1 night


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 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sao Paulo. In March, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Lagoa Da Pampulha, then get great views at Serra Da Moeda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista da Lagoinha. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte trip planning site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Belo Horizonte, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and stroll through Leblon Beach.

Plan trip to Rio de Janeiro with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums


— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

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.
On the 16th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gramado online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.