16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Itacare
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Maceio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Nashville

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, then kick back and relax at Ferradurinha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tartaruga Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Azedinha Beach, then kick back and relax at Joao Fernandinho Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradura Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios online trip builder .

Nashville, USA to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Armacao dos Buzios, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in August, with highs in Armacao dos Buzios at 78°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Joao Fernandinho Beach ©
Joao Fernandinho Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro journey builder website .

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Mirror Beach. Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Centro Historico are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado, stroll through Muta Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Porto Seguro visit planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

1
night
Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Tiririca, then kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach, and finally stroll through Jeribucacu Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Itacare tour planner.

Drive from Porto Seguro to Itacare in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, then kick back and relax at Garapua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo road trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

1
night
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
On the 11th (Tue), kick back and relax at Broken Car Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipioca, and then kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maceio day trip site .

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maceio by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Maceio, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach
Praia de Ipioca ©
Praia de Ipioca

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe, and finally stop by Nata Artesanato.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maceio in August since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe
Praia De Maracaipe ©
Praia De Maracaipe

1
night
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 (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach, then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Praia da Pipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Amor Beach ©
Amor 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, stroll through Conceicao Beach, then head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, then kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, then stroll through Atalaia Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Praia da Pipa in August, with lows around 76°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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