39 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

39 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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39 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
3
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 30 min
6
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  24 h
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Seattle, United States


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1
night
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Iguacu River, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu online driving holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Seattle to Foz do Iguacu. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, and get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip website.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. March in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, stroll through Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande holiday site.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect Ilha Grande to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip builder website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Loquinhas, and get outside with Abyss Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias holiday planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Lookout Stone of Cogomelo in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, walk around Projeto Hippocampus, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto de Galinhas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lookout Stone of Cogomelo
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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 ©

8
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

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
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online route planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Fernando de Noronha to Machu Picchu in 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Cusco, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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