45 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

45 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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45 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h
1
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10 h
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Bento Goncalves, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
10
Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
12
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
13
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h
End: Brussels, Belgium


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4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, Ricardo Brennand Institute, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, see Off-Road Tours, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Porto de Galinhas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in juni: highs in Porto de Galinhas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Recife
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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 ©

5
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In juli, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, explore the activities along Vale da Lua, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alto Paraiso de Goias trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cachoeira do Segredo
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

2
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia online travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia is 1 hour. In juli in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©

5
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 with an excursion to Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm in Vassouras--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip website.

Getting from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in juli, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in juli; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Bento Goncalves, Brazil

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Torcello, then learn about winemaking at Angheben Vinhos Finos, and finally do a tasting at Vale dos Vinhedos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Parque da Ovelha, do a tasting at Casa Fontanari, go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra, then learn about winemaking at Casa Postal, and finally do a tasting at Vinicola Cainelli.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites
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Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Casa Fontanari ©
Casa Fontanari
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): walk around Mini Mundo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, then don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally do a tasting at Vinicola Stopassola.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip planner.

You can drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu journey planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In juli, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

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

1
night
Huascaran National Park, Peru

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera Blanca Summit. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huascaran.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Foz do Iguacu to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Huascaran National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature Parks
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Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, wander the streets of Miraflores, and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Huascaran National Park to Lima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in augustus, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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 5th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu vacation maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, stop by Hilo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and hike along exploor.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cusco travel route website.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In augustus, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maras
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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