17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil planner

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Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 1 night
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
5
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu tour builder site.

New York City, USA to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Foz do Iguacu due to the time zone difference. In December, Foz do Iguacu is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Gramado

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
On the 20th (Mon), do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta.

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Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo visit planning site.

Fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Paraty

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping

Ilha Grande

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leste e do Sul Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Itaguacu Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app.

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 December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fernando de Noronha

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, stroll through Ponta das Caracas, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Cupe beach, then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and finally stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas vacation maker app.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.