Brazil flights and travel guide

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Reasons to fly to Brazil

Best Time to Fly to Brazil

Peak season:

Since Brazil lies on the Southern Hemisphere its summer is December through March and winter is from June through September. The best time to book trips flights to Brazil is from December until Carnaval season; usually in February. However this is also when accommodation and Brazil flights are at their peak. Another popular time to visit is the week of Easter.

Off season:

May to October is winter in Brazil but if you’re looking for a bargain then it’s probably the best time to visit – prices are lower and temperatures are in the upper 70s; much milder than in summer. Travelers looking for cheap flights to Brazil can get lucky during the off-season if plans are made in advance.

Why you should take a flight to Brazil

Book airline tickets to Brazil and prepare yourself for a country of infinite beauty. Hidden behind unexplored rainforests are calm rivers and lavish land. Travelers booking trips to Brazil with the intention of touring the Amazon - with more than 2.3 million square miles of river and jungle - have loads of options. Entry into the Amazon is available via bus, boat or boarding local Brazil flights to larger cities. 

But there’s more to do in Brazil than just play in the jungle. Book flights to Brazil for the resort areas of Copacabana and Ipanema. Five-star resorts line the sparkling beaches in these fashionista cities where everyone lounges in style and travels in luxury. Book a trip to Rio de Janeiro – a city so seductive it leaves visitors wanting more. During the city’s Carnival and New Year, people are in full party mode… a little dancing on the sand isn’t unheard of in Rio... 

Whether flights to Brazil take tourists to the jungle or to the beach, there is undoubtedly a good time to be had.

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Brazil climate

Brazil is an enormous country and has many climate zones. Most of the country is tropical, with an average temperature in the north of 82 F and 68 F in the south. The country rarely has extreme weather, but summers in Rio can reach up to 104 F.

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Getting around Brazil

The following chart gives approximate journey times from

Rio de Janeiro

(in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Brazil.

Sao Paulo1.007.30

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    John F. Kennedy International to Galeao International:
    11 hr 56 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Guarulhos:
    9 hr 33 mins
    Newark Liberty International to Guarulhos:
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    In-flight reading

    Eleven Minutes

    Paulo CoelhoA beautifully written story about a young girl living in a Brazilian village who experiences sorrow and heartache and moves to Geneva where her life takes a dramatic turn.

    The Healer

    Amber HaywardThe story of a psychic healer in Brazil who tries to cure a deaf-blind boy but fails, he does, however, teach him to communicate telepathically.


    Alma GuillermoprietoAfter living in the Manguiera favela, famous for its samba school, award-winning journalist Alma Guillermoprieto’s vivid book portrays the life and music of Brazil. 

    The Silence of the Rain

    Luiz Alfredo Garcia-RozaA gripping novel that takes place in Rio de Janeiro about a young businessman who’s found dead and the detective who tries to solve this puzzling crime.

    Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

    Jorge AmadoWritten by renowned Brazilian author Jorge Amado, this is a decadent tale of a young cooking teacher who’s haunted by the premature death of her promiscuous husband.