20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Quito
Bus + Fly:  13 h
1
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Brasilia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: Quito

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Explore hidden gems such as Juquehy Beach and Hotel Unique. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Jardins District, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and make a trip to Paulista Avenue.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker.

Quito, Ecuador to Sao Paulo is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. In August in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Juquehy Beach
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Jardins District ©
Jardins District

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Tijuca and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

4
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Explore hidden gems such as Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Lago Paranoa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Catedral Metropolitana. Take a break from Brasilia with a short trip to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario in Luziania, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo da Boa Vontade, catch a live event at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio do Planalto, and admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip builder.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Brasilia, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario
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Parque Nacional de Brasilia ©
Parque Nacional de Brasilia
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church
Templo da Boa Vontade ©
Templo da Boa Vontade

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, then see the interesting displays at the Polish Immigration Memorial, then examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, and finally contemplate the long history of Ukranian Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Senhor Bom Jesus do Cabral, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally stop by Centro Historico de Curitiba.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip planner.

You can fly from Brasilia to Curitiba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brasilia in August: highs in Curitiba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao ©
Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao
Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba ©
Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba
the Polish Immigration Memorial ©
the Polish Immigration Memorial

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ecomuseu de Itaipu and Museu de Cera Dreamland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iguacu River and Lake Itaipu. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and snap pictures at Ponte Tancredo Neves.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Curitiba in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Ecomuseu de Itaipu ©
Ecomuseu de Itaipu
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab

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