21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Ouro Preto
— 1 night
+2
Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 1 night
+4
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty, Bus to Ubatuba, Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 1 night
+2
Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto Seguro
— 1 night
Drive
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Itacare
— 1 night
Bus to Valença, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
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Ouro Preto

— 1 night
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary Caraça, then see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto journey app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ouro Preto is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Ouro Preto, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouro Preto: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilha Grande

— 1 night
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Aqueduto. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Santo Antonio Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ouro Preto to Ilha Grande in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilhabela

— 1 night

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ilha Grande in January since evenings lows in Ilhabela dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis and Costa da Lagoa. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Matadeiro Beach and stroll through Praia do Santinho.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis road trip planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Florianopolis by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Porto Seguro

— 1 night
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Coroa Vermelha Beach and then kick back and relax at Muta Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda, then kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pintor Pires.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itacare

— 1 night
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Prainha Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach and then kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Itacare trip maker.

Traveling by car from Porto Seguro to Itacare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Itacare are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

— 2 nights
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 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Getting from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. February in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Fernando de Noronha

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atalaia Beach and Praia do Leão. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.