9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

San Francisco
subway + Fly:  22​h
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  26​h
San Francisco

3
days
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 sightseeing, beaches, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, explore and take pictures at Maracanã, take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro is 5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
days
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 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, and then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 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 Sao Paulo, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves ©
Parque das Aves
Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng ©
Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng

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