29 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

29 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  14 h 15 min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  6 h
6
Manaus, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
7
Recife, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and finally visit Barranco. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), stroll around El Parque del Amor, then take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and finally walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima route builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to Lima is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Lima. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, steep yourself in history at Tipon, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and stop by Yanantin Alpaca y Artesania.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco journey builder site.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, Cusco is much colder at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Tijuca and Praia de Ipanema. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Allianz Parque. Get a sense of the local culture at Jardins District and Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Zoológico de São Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder app.

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 June, Sao Paulo is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Jardins District ©
Jardins District
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo ©
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Escape the urban bustle at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and Amazon Rainforest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis, buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping, and see where the action happens at Arena Amazonia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manaus trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Manaus in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Manaus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Recife, Brazil

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia De Maracaipe and Serrambi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Se Cathedral and Centro Historico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Praia de Tambaba (in Conde), Porto de Galinhas (River Maracaipe tour & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Church and Monastery of Sao Bento (in Olinda). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Paco Alfandega Recife.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Recife sightseeing planner.

Getting from Manaus to Recife by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Recife is 1 hour. Traveling from Manaus in June, expect nights in Recife to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Olinda, Praia de Tambaba
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Praia De Maracaipe ©
Praia De Maracaipe
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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