23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel route planner

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Fly
1
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
4
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
8
Natal
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online tour itinerary maker.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Cana to Foz do Iguacu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Punta Cana in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Foz do Iguacu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October: highs in Sao Paulo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Shopping · Museums

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 19th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Alambique Paratiana, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, experience rural life at Fazenda Bananal, then look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Poco dos Ingleses, admire the striking features of Igreja de Santa Rita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

Before you visit Paraty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ilha Grande

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, take a memorable tour with Aquamarina Mergulho, kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crena Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro

— 4 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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online vacation builder.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then stop by Nata Artesanato, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel, and kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha planner.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Natal

— 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museu Camara Cascudo, admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Natal online road trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal. In November, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.