18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  20​h
1
Salvador
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Olinda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pelourinho, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Salvador holiday maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Salvador is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Salvador, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olinda.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Guarajuba Beach
Highlights from your plan
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra

3
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Boa Viagem Beach, Instituto Ricardo Brennand, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, and take in the pleasant sights at Praca do Arsenal.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Olinda journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Olinda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Olinda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Recife
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Tamandare and see Praia dos Carneiros, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, and sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas online visit planner .

You can drive from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ipojuca, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in October, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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