15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Sao Paulo
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Morretes
— 1 night
Drive to Afonso Pena Airport, Fly to Bristol

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Sao Paulo — 2 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, visit Batman Alley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Temple Zu Lai. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Estacao Pinacoteca, then take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Sao Paulo is minus 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty — 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 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, stroll through The Gold Path, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santa Rita, and finally stroll through Ilha da Cotia Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fazenda Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Brava.

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Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 2 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Leste e do Sul Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aracatibinha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Grumixama Beach, take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest, and then visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jerusalem Cultural Center and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra. Visiting Sugarloaf Mountain and Camboinhas Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca in Niteroi (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, hike along Morro Dois Irmaos, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Rio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu — 1 night

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 11th (Fri): look and learn at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Biological Refuge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista.

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Curitiba.
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Curitiba — 2 nights

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Expeditionary Museum, then take a stroll through Centro Historico de Curitiba, then examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Presbiteriana Independente de Curitiba, then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Franco Italiano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Third Order of St. Francis of Chagas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Estadual do Marumbi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba vacation planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Curitiba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Morretes.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Morretes — 1 night

A small town dating back to colonial times, Morretes represents a major draw to the coastline of Parana, one of Brazil's southern states.
On the 14th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Pau Oco, examine the collection at Parana Encantado HISGEOPAR, and then identify plant and animal life at Ekoa Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Morretes journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Morretes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Morretes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Brazil travel guide

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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.
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