15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly to Madrid, Train to Barcelona

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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore and take pictures at Parque Lage, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 24°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 Dec 6 — 8:

Gramado

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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), walk around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, then get in on the family fun at Snowland, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 11th (Wed), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. December in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Fernando de Noronha

— 3 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, head off the coast to Morro Sao Jose Fernando de Noronha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha route planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in December since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then stroll through Muro Alto Beach, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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.