18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Torreon
Fly:  29 h
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Salvador
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Santos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Torreon

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Solomon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo journey tool.

Torreon, Mexico to Sao Paulo is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Torreon to Sao Paulo is 2 hours. Traveling from Torreon in December, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Branca Beach
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Branca Beach ©
Branca Beach

5
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado. Visit Guarajuba Beach and Praia Farol da Barra for some beach relaxation. Explore Salvador's surroundings by going to Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas) and Arembepe Beach (in Arembepe). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stella Maris Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Porto da Barra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Salvador is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Guarajuba Beach, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Arembepe Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Stella Maris Beach ©
Stella Maris Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Grumari and Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Praia de Itauna in Saquarema, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra Bonita, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and see where the action happens at Maracanã.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santos.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Saquarema
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna

3
nights
Santos

Santos ©
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Coffee Museum and Memorial of Achievements. Get in touch with nature at Enseada Beach and Guaratuba Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Santos side-trips: Matriz de Sant'Anna Church (in Itanhaem) and Prainha Beach (in Peruibe). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museu Pele.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santos online day trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Santos by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Santos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Matriz de Sant'Anna Church, Enseada Beach, Guaratuba Beach, Prainha Beach
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Enseada Beach ©
Enseada Beach
Coffee Museum ©
Coffee Museum
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach

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