17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly to Tancredo Neves International Airport, Drive to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 1 day
Drive to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 1 night
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Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Ilheus
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Itacare
— 1 day
Bus to Valença, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ouro Preto

Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
On the 31st (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Paulo Valadares, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto trip itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Ouro Preto is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Ilhabela

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach and then kick back and relax at Jabaquara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Curral Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ouro Preto to Ilhabela takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Florianopolis

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Barra da Lagoa Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia Mole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach and then kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, then take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Armacao dos Buzios

Brazil's St Tropez

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 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Atelie Ivone R, enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, and then kick back and relax at Joao Fernandinho Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach.

Plan my Armacao dos Buzios trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Prainha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Itacare in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January in Itacare, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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 10th (Thu): stroll through Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante, and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 5 hours. In January in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Fernando de Noronha

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.