18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights

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Porto de Galinhas

— 1 night

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Cupe beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and then stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 nights

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Bode, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo vacation builder app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sao Paulo, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Paraty

— 2 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Iriri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antigos E Antiguinhos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Birds Parati, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and finally stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ilha Grande

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Meros Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapera Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and get a dose of the wild on LiG Lanchas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.