15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Petropolis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
4
Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Montreal

6
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. Get some cultural insight at Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, catch a live event at Maracanã, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Rio de Janeiro. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Petropolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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Petropolis

Petropolis
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Petropolis online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Petropolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You've now added Afro Brasileiro Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, examine the collection at Sister Dulce memorial, then steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then admire the masterpieces at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, and finally explore the world behind art at Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Pelourinho, then see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, then pause for some photo ops at Elevator Lacerda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salvador route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salvador are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Afro Brasileiro Museum ©
Afro Brasileiro Museum
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quinta da Boa Vista and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu da Republica and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Praia de Itacoatiara in Niteroi, approximately 1h 05 min away. Explore Rio de Janeiro further: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, admire the masterpieces at Museu Internacional De Arte Naif, and examine the collection at Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Praia de Itacoatiara ©
Praia de Itacoatiara
Pedra da Gavea ©
Pedra da Gavea
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake ©
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

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