20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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20 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: San Pedro Sula
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Gramado
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: San Pedro Sula

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Muro Alto Beach and then sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and finally stop by Nata Artesanato.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas day trip app .

San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Pedro Sula to Porto de Galinhas. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Pedro Sula in December since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©

5
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

4
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, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Praia de Grumari, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), walk around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Black Lake, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and then get great views at Felskopf Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Catedral de Pedra, Felskopf Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online trip maker .

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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