16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
5
Gramado
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

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Toronto, Canada to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, then explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then view the masterpieces at So Arte, and finally kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

So Arte
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, then make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of Liberdade, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Sao Paulo is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then get in on the family fun at Snowland.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu day trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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