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
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Recife
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory), Estadio Beira-Rio and Brique da Redencao. There's more to do: examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana and make a trip to Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Alegre trip planning app .

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto Alegre, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brique da Redencao ©
Brique da Redencao
Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana ©
Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Boa Viagem Beach, Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, Centro Historico, and other attractions. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Recife Antigo and Casa Jerimum. Go for a jaunt from Recife to Porto de Galinhas to see Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada and take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Recife online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Recife takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Recife when traveling from Porto Alegre in November, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Olinda
Highlights from your plan
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Forte Beach and Guarajuba Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pelourinho and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Step out of Salvador with an excursion to Projeto Tamar in Praia do Forte--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salvador itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Recife to Salvador takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Salvador are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Guarajuba Beach
Highlights from your plan
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praça da República - República. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Praça da República - República, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo driving holiday planner .

Getting from Salvador to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Salvador in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sao Paulo, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo ©
Praça da República - República ©
Praça da República - República

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