12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h
3
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
4
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, and then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online visit planner .

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradurinha Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Forte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Azedinha Beach, then kick back and relax at Azeda Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Ferradurinha Beach ©
Ferradurinha Beach
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

3
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Quadrado. Visiting Mirror Beach and Taperapua Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muta Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach

2
nights
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and then stroll through Amor Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Cunhau.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Porto Seguro to Praia da Pipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Praia da Pipa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Barra de Cunhau
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Leão. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha attractions planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha. In November, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão

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