20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 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
— 1 night
Fly
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
Drive to Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, Fly to Durham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas road trip app.

Durham, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Porto de Galinhas. Traveling from Durham in July, expect nights in Porto de Galinhas to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online vacation 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. July in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 78°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 2 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 10th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga and then get a dose of the wild on LiG Lanchas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande day trip planning tool.

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 July, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

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 12th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro and then take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paraty trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · 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.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll around Mini Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 3 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

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Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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.