18 days in Brazil & Lima Itinerary

18 days in Brazil & Lima Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Curitiba, Brazil
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Ilha do Mel, Brazil
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Curitiba, Brazil
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Lima, Peru
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll get in some beach time at Iporanga beach and Praia de Sao Pedro. Take a break from the city and head to Parque do Povo and Borboletario Aguias da Serra. Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to SESC Bertioga in Bertioga--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista, head outdoors with Pico Do Jaragua, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual da Cantareira.

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Barcelona, Spain to Sao Paulo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sao Paulo is much warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Curitiba, Brazil

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 30th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Estadual do Marumbi, then take a stroll through Centro Historico de Curitiba, and finally examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha do Mel.

Things to do in Curitiba

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Ilha do Mel, Brazil

— 5 nights
Situated in the mouth of the Baia de Paranagua, scenic and tranquil Ilha do Mel boasts many natural and man-made attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Encantadas and Miguel Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel and Farol Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ilha do Mel side-trips: Usina Hidreletrica Governador Parigot de Souza (in Antonina), Paranagua (Cotinga Island, Santuario Nossa Senhora do Rocio, &more) and Leste Beach (in Pontal do Parana). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fora Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Farol das Conchas, take some stellar pictures from Pedras da Pontinha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Limoeiro Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ilha do Mel trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Curitiba to Ilha do Mel. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in December, with highs in Ilha do Mel at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Ilha do Mel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Curitiba, Brazil

— 6 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

Get outdoors at Buraco Do Padre and Brava Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barco Principe Joinville and Familia Fardo Vinicola. Explore Curitiba's surroundings by going to Ponta Grossa (Cannyon e Cachoeira do Rio Sao Jorge, Cachoeira Da Mariquinha, &more), Mansa Beach (in Caioba) and Morretes (Marumbi Peak, Parana Encantado HISGEOPAR, &more). See even more of Curitiba: take an in-depth tour of Museu Egipcio Ordem Rosacruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro HSBC - Palacio Avenida, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ilha do Mel to Curitiba. Traveling from Ilha do Mel in January, expect Curitiba to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Curitiba

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

Lima, Peru

— 1 night

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 11th (Sat), take a stroll through Barrio Chino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Lima takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lima are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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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.