10 days in Brazil Itinerary

10 days in Brazil Itinerary

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10 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Take a break from the city and head to Guarda do Embau Beach and Lagoinha do Leste. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis and Barra da Lagoa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia Mole and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Florianopolis is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Florianopolis, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Rosa, Guarda do Embau Beach, Bombinhas Beach
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Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Ilha Fiscal. Get in touch with nature at Pedra do Arpoador and Copacabana Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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