17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Porto Alegre
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Tatui
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Recife
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Kids will enjoy Snowland and Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto Alegre: Gramado (Rua Coberta, Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, & more), Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (in Canela) and Igreja matriz Imaculada Conceicao (in Morro Reuter). The adventure continues: make a trip to Enigma Escape Game.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre day trip site .

Los Angeles, USA to Porto Alegre is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Porto Alegre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Porto Alegre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gramado, Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Igreja matriz Imaculada Conceicao
Highlights from your plan
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS ©

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Family-friendly places like Parque da Monica and SESC Bertioga will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, get a sense of history and politics at Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo, and examine the collection at Museu Do Futebol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tatui.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

SESC Bertioga
Highlights from your plan
Parque da Monica ©
Parque da Monica
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

1
night
Tatui

Tatui ©
Tatuí is a city located in São Paulo state, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Paulo Setubal Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Sitio do Carrocao, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tatui holiday site .

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Tatui in 2 hours. In November in Tatui, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Tatui

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sitio do Carrocao ©
Sitio do Carrocao
Paulo Setubal Museum ©
Paulo Setubal Museum

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Family-friendly places like Forte Beach and Projeto Tamar will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Pelourinho, pause for some photo ops at As Gordinhas de Ondina - As Meninas do Brasil, kick back and relax at Praia do Porto da Barra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salvador road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Tatui to Salvador with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tatui in November since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra

4
nights
Recife

Recife ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Muro Alto Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Recife: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Porto de Galinhas (Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue and take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Recife tour app .

You can fly from Salvador to Recife in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Recife sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Praia dos Carneiros, Atelier Vilanova
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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