17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Fortaleza
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
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Foz do Iguacu
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Fortaleza

— 1 night

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Iracema Beach and then see the interesting displays at 10th GAC Cultural Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Sao Pedro and then make a splash at Beach Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip planner.

Buffalo, USA to Fortaleza is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buffalo to Fortaleza is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in December, with highs in Fortaleza at 87°F and lows at 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha road trip planner.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Fernando de Noronha in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in December, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks

Foz do Iguacu

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.