17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fortaleza
— 1 night
Shuttle
3
Jericoacoara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canoa Quebrada
— 3 nights
Bus to Fortaleza, Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins
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Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Morro Dois Irmaos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pepe Beach and Praia Da Joatinga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Costao de Itacoatiara, Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, and catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fortaleza

— 1 night

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Sao Pedro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Morro Branco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jericoacoara

— 4 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Visiting Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara and Jericoacoara Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malhada Beach and Mangue Seco Beach. Step out of Jericoacoara to go to Camocim and see Guriu Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prea Beach, don't miss a visit to Tree Sloth, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Serrote, and explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara online tour itinerary builder.

Take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Canoa Quebrada

— 3 nights
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ceara Beach and Por-do-Sol Dune. Escape the urban bustle at Pontal de Maceio Beach and Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canoa Quebrada: Icapui (Mirante da Serra do Mar & Praia de Redonda). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Canoa Quebrada, stroll through Canto da Barra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church, and take a stroll through Vila do Estevao.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canoa Quebrada trip planner.

Getting from Jericoacoara to Canoa Quebrada by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Canoa Quebrada. In April in Canoa Quebrada, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belo Horizonte

— 3 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade and Catedral Nossa Senhora Boa Viagem are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde and Lagoa Paulino. Explore Belo Horizonte's surroundings by going to Church of Our Lady of O (in Sabara), Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park) and Serra do Rola-Moca State Park (in Nova Lima). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Head underground at Lapinha Cave, sample the tasty concoctions at Krug Bier, and take in the pleasant sights at Lagoa Central.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Canoa Quebrada to Belo Horizonte takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Belo Horizonte is little chillier than Canoa Quebrada - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.