17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly
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Recife
— 2 nights
Fly
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Teresina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 2 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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. June in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, Imperial Museum, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro route maker app.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salvador

— 2 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, take a stroll through Pelourinho, and then make a trip to Elevator Lacerda. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, then steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Luz.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches

Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, then see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo, then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): gain insight at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, snap pictures at Ponte da Boa Vista, then admire the landmark architecture of Pernambuco House of Culture, and finally browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Recife holiday planning site.

Getting from Salvador to Recife by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Recife, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Teresina.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Teresina

— 3 nights

Capital of Sun and Light

Prepare for some hot and sticky weather as you head to Teresina, a city of nearly a million people perched between the Parnaiba and Poti rivers.
On the next day, examine the collection at Centro de Ciencias Interativo Casa de Sao Jose, then snap pictures at Ponte Estaiada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Jose Operario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Amparo Church.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Teresina trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Teresina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Recife in June: highs in Teresina hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Teresina

Historic Sites · Museums

Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Cumbuco (Praia de Cumbuco, Coqueiros Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia do Futuro, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Sao Pedro, enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach, and have a few drinks at Crocobeach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fortaleza itinerary planner.

You can fly from Teresina to Fortaleza in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Teresina in June, you will find days in Fortaleza are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

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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.