22 days in Brazil Itinerary

22 days in Brazil Itinerary

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22 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+4
Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  22 h 15 min
1
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6 h
2
Ilhabela
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
6
Maragogi
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
8
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dois Rios Beach and Ubatubinha Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Camiranga Beach and Praia do Funil. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ilha Grande is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Ilha Grande is minus 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Camiranga Beach ©
Camiranga Beach
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach

1
night
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Siriuba Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portinho Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mirante do Barreiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Armacao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pinto Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela in 6 hours. Traveling from Ilha Grande in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ilhabela, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Siriuba Beach ©
Siriuba Beach
Portinho Beach ©
Portinho Beach
Praia da Armacao ©
Praia da Armacao

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Dunas, then wander the streets of Passagem Neighborhood, and finally don't miss a visit to Largo de Sao Benedito. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante do Forno, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Foca Beach, then make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Armacao dos Buzios in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Foca Beach ©
Foca Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Praia do Leme, and finally make a trip to Maua Square.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Quarta Praia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Primeira Praia, then kick back and relax at Praia do Mirante, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante
Primeira Praia ©
Primeira Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

1
night
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 15th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Taocas, kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Barreiras do Boqueirao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bitingui Beach, and then get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maragogi trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Maragogi when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in October, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga
Highlights from your plan
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Bitingui Beach ©
Bitingui Beach
Barreiras do Boqueirao Beach ©
Barreiras do Boqueirao Beach

4
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.
Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Atalaia Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Maragogi in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ipora Lenda Show and Wake Iguassu Cable Park. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, get outside with Thermas Cataratas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Foz do Iguacu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, Foz do Iguacu is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
Highlights from your plan
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ipora Lenda Show ©
Ipora Lenda Show

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