18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil route planner

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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 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 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cupe beach and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Porto de Galinhas. In September, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fernando de Noronha

— 2 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.
Bar do Cachorro has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Bar do Cachorro, then kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, then trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, then get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and then see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

Natal

— 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 9th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then make a trip to Cajueiro de Pirangi. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Reis Magos Fortress, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and then examine the collection at Museu Camara Cascudo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Natal trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September since evenings lows in Natal dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Natal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, admire all the interesting features of Sugarloaf Mountain, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Natal to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Transportation

Ilha Grande

— 2 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Dois Rios Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta and then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande route maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stop by Centro Historico. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Toboga.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip maker app.

Getting from Paraty to Sao Paulo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Gramado

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then see the interesting displays at Mundo de Chocolate, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Foz do Iguacu

— 1 night

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Vale dos Dinossauros.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): walk around Tangua Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, plan for little chillier days in Curitiba, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.