46 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

46 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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46 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
— 2 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, Ricardo Brennand Institute, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas road trip site.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Porto de Galinhas is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Brussels in juni, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Porto de Galinhas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to 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

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, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker.

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 to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. juli in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Explore Alto Paraiso de Goias' surroundings by going to Cavalcante (Cachoeira Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavalcante
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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features 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, 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.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Brasilia attractions site.

Traveling by bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. In juli in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up 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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and stroll through Pedra Bonita.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

Fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in juli, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. 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
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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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in juli, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time 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.
On the 25th (Sat), do a tasting at Casa Fontanari, learn about winemaking at Vale dos Vinhedos, and then do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Casa Postal, learn about winemaking at Vinicola Cainelli, then do a tasting at Casa Valduga Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Torcello, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves route website.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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.
On the 27th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Snowland, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then walk around Mini Mundo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gramado road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bento Goncalves to Gramado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in juli, and nighttime lows around 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

2
nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Huascaran. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69 and admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Foz do Iguacu to Huascaran National Park. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Huascaran National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature Parks
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and look for gifts at Artesanias Las Pallas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Huascaran National Park to Lima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In augustus, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In augustus, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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