8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil attractions planner
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Fly
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
3
Ilha Grande
— 1 night
Unknown
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Ilha do Mel
— 1 night
Unknown
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Florianopolis
— 1 night
Drive
6
Imbituba
— 1 night
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Rio de Janeiro — 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty — 1 night

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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha do Araujo Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Engenho d'Agua Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paraty road trip app.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 1 night

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Ilha do Mel.
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Ilha do Mel — 1 night

Situated in the mouth of the Baia de Paranagua, scenic and tranquil Ilha do Mel boasts many natural and man-made attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Farol Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ilha do Mel travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ilha Grande to Ilha do Mel. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 1 night

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
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Explore your travel options from Ilha do Mel to Florianopolis with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You'll set off for Imbituba on the 13th (Sat).
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Imbituba — 1 night

Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Vila and then kick back and relax at Praia do Porto.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imbituba trip site.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Imbituba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Imbituba can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Brazil travel guide

4.5
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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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Angra Dos Reis travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Bodies of Water
Consisting of an island for every day of the year, the municipality of Angra dos Reis has incredible tourism potential because it's surrounded by rugged natural scenery. The town itself has been overwhelmed by industrialization--with an oil terminal and a large port dominating its once-spectacular coastline, along with two nearby nuclear power plants. Head a few kilometers out of town to see the coast as it once was, with pristine waters and flourishing tropical vegetation. There's plenty to enjoy on the 365 islands, some of which are owned by wealthy celebrities and businesspeople.
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