12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fortaleza
— 4 nights
2
Jericoacoara
— 4 nights
3
Parnaiba
— 1 night
4
Barreirinhas
— 1 night

4
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Visit Church of Cristo Rei and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao da Prainha for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maranguape Eco Museum and 10th GAC Cultural Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Sitio Sao Luis (in Pacoti), Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Igreja Matriz Nossa Sra. da Conceicao (in Guaramiranga). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, contemplate the long history of Mercado dos Pinhoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitana Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Cultura Cearense.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza road trip planning app.

London, UK to Fortaleza is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Fortaleza. Traveling from London in October, things will get much warmer in Fortaleza: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Maranguape Eco Museum, Sitio Sao Luis, Beach Park, Igreja Matriz Nossa Sra. da Conceicao
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Sitio Sao Luis ©
Sitio Sao Luis
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park

4
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Get some cultural insight at Paula Rios History and Culture Museum and Pe. Aristides Andrade Sales Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jericoacoara Beach and Bom Jesus dos Navegantes Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jericoacoara: Tatjuba Beach (in Camocim) and Som e Imagem Museum (in Cruz). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, and don't miss a visit to Tree Sloth.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jericoacoara route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Parnaiba.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Camocim, Itarema, Som e Imagem Museum
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Lagoa do Paraiso
Lagoa do Paraiso
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol

1
night
Parnaiba

Parnaiba ©
With over 170,000 inhabitants, Parnaiba stands as the second most populous city in the state of Piauí, and one of its four coastal municipalities.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Praia do Coqueiro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta das Canarias Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora das Gracas Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Parnaiba trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Jericoacoara to Parnaiba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Parnaiba due to the time zone difference. In October in Parnaiba, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Parnaiba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Coqueiro
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Praia do Coqueiro ©
Praia do Coqueiro

1
night
Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul and then visit a coastal fixture at Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barreirinhas vacation planning site.

You can drive from Parnaiba to Barreirinhas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse ©
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse