17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly to Fortaleza, Shuttle to Jericoacoara
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Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night

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Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then make a trip to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Ilha Grande

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Namaste Terapias Corporais, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camiranga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande das Palmas Beach, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande visit planning app.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ilha Grande, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and get curious at Museu do Amanha.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Imua Noronha, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, and go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Jericoacoara

— 2 nights

Jeri

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.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jericoacoara Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jericoacoara journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Jericoacoara in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Jericoacoara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

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 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

You can fly from Jericoacoara to Sao Paulo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Jericoacoara to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.