19 days in Peru & Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Peru & Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h 45 min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally wander the streets of Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk and then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Lima is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Lima due to the time zone difference. In January, Lima is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cusco day trip planning site.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll set off for Machu Picchu on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Foz do Iguacu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Foz do Iguacu. February in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

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
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Luis Gonzaga, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Liberdade.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, plan for slightly colder days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Rio de Janeiro on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church, Imperial Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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