14 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

14 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  25 h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Chennai, India


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2
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner.

Chennai, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Chennai to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in May, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
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.
On the 5th (Tue), wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Qorikancha, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino. On the next day, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cusco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, plan for much colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
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 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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

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