15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel planner

Make it your trip
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights


Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Copacabana Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mangues Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande sightseeing planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo.

Before you visit Sao Paulo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ilha Grande in May; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Brazil travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.