18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
3
Maragogi
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
6
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6 h
7
Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brasilia

1
night
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos, then stroll through Madeiro Beach, then stroll through Amor Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Praia da Pipa travel planning site .

Brasilia to Praia da Pipa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Brasilia in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Praia da Pipa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach
Sao Sebastiao Church ©
Sao Sebastiao Church

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baia dos Porcos and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Atalaia Beach and Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park ©
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

1
night
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, then kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maragogi trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Maragogi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and then stroll through Gamboa Beach.

Plan trip to Morro de Sao Paulo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia

2
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Coroa Vermelha Beach and Recife de Fora. Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico and Quadrado are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, kick back and relax at Pitinga Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora

2
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Lagoa Azul, stroll through Aventureiro, and then kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ilha Grande trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

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nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bonete Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Pedra do Sino.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ilhabela trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Ilhabela, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach
Praia Pedra do Sino ©
Praia Pedra do Sino
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Step out of the city life by going to Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Ferradura Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Armacao dos Buzios: Arraial do Cabo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach and cool off at Tartaruga Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ilhabela in January since evenings lows in Armacao dos Buzios dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo
Highlights from your plan
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ferradurinha Beach ©
Ferradurinha Beach

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