12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Baku
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Recife
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Baku

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Let the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Memorial capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shark Museum and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

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Baku, Azerbaijan to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Baku, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

1
night
Recife

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.
On the 24th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, then browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Recife itinerary tool .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Recife by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Historic Sites
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Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

1
night
Brasilia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima, get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip site .

Traveling by flight from Recife to Brasilia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Recife in July, Brasilia is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums Historic Sites
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Imperial Museum and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pao de Acucar, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, stroll around Parque Lage, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, then examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary planning 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. In July, Sao Paulo is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites
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