12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Gramado
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Doha

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 24th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Sao Paulo is colder than Doha - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

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
Gramado

Gramado ©
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 31st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, examine the collection at Hollywood Dream Cars, walk around Mini Mundo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then pause for some photo ops at Caminho das Estrelas, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Snowland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Lavender Park, and then see the interesting displays at Harley Motor Show.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gramado trip planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

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