15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Fly
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Prainha da Barra da Lagoa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis, then kick back and relax at Barra da Lagoa Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis online attractions planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Florianopolis is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Florianopolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Florianopolis, with lows of 25°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. Visit Lopes Mendes Beach and Abraao Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Enseada do Bananal Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Ubatubinha Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilha Grande in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Paraty

— 2 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Iriri Beach, explore the activities along Paraty Bay, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally get outside with Birds Parati. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, then take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Brava.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paraty driving holiday website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Armacao dos Buzios

— 2 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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 18th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach, kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Armacao Beach, and finally stroll through Brava Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Azedinha Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandinho Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mirante de Joao Fernandes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Armacao dos Buzios in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Leblon Beach. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then stroll through Pedra da Gavea, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro route maker app.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.