15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Gramado
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
6
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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

Barcelona, Spain to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rio de Janeiro is much warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
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): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
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), stroll around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Black Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then find something for the whole family at Snowland, and finally make a trip to Rua Coberta.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose, and stroll through Praia do Sueste.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. December in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

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