18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + shuttle:  20​h 30​min
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Gramado
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Brasilia
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
7
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then look for gifts at Nata Artesanato.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas road trip website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, things will get much hotter in Porto de Galinhas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Nata Artesanato ©
Nata Artesanato

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, steep yourself in history at Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra fort and Nautic Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church, and finally wander the streets of Pelourinho.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salvador day trip planner .

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Salvador

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church ©
Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Parque das Aves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Foz do Iguacu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Salvador in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves ©
Parque das Aves
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam ©
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

1
night
Gramado

Gramado ©
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 9th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then stroll through Mini Mundo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Snowland, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gramado trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Gramado

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Pedra
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Snowland ©
Snowland

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then admire the landmark architecture of Itamaraty Palace, and finally make a trip to Torre de Televisao.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Brasilia in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

#Historic Sites
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

3
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in September, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR, take a stroll through Liberdade, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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