16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Bus:  20 h 15 min
1
Ubatuba
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
2
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  9 h
3
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
5
Maragogi
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: San Diego

1
night
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Felix Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz, and then stroll through Itamambuca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Toninhas Beach and then kick back and relax at Domingas Dias Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba sightseeing website .

San Diego, USA to Ubatuba is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Ubatuba is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Praia das Toninhas ©
Praia das Toninhas
Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz ©

3
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aqueduto da Ilha Grande and Castelhanos Lighthouse. Visiting Dois Rios Beach and Abraaozinho Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meros Beach ©
Meros Beach
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach

2
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 Muta Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Quadrado. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Taipe Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro online holiday planner .

Getting from Ilha Grande to Porto Seguro by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fernando de Noronha and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Get some cultural insight at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, stroll through Praia do Leão, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. March in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

3
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Burgalhau Beach and Antunes Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Tamandare and Praia Ponta de Mangue. There's much more to do: stroll through Japaratinga Beach, meet the residents at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gales de Maragogi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maragogi route planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi due to the time zone difference. In March in Maragogi, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Tamandare, Japaratinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare

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