26 days in Japan & Brazil Itinerary

26 days in Japan & Brazil Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Gramado, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
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Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kyoto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kyoto is 3.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Ninomaru Garden, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha holiday app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Fernando de Noronha in 34.5 hours. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Tokyo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, Sao Paulo is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Gramado, Brazil

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

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 30th (Thu), walk around Mini Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Gramado trip builder app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. December in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, kick back and relax at Camiranga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online route planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.