23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Luanda
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Luanda

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aqueduto and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lopes Mendes Beach and Lagoa Azul. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Aventureiro and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip builder app .

Luanda, Angola to Ilha Grande is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Luanda to Ilha Grande, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

1
night
Paraty

Paraty ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meio Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, and finally savor the flavors at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paraty trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach

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.
Head to Paulista Avenue and Mercado Municipal de São Paulofor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church, and stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Get a sense of the local culture at Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from the city and head to Muro Alto Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Instituto Ricardo Brennand and So Arte will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Recife (Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue & Recife Antigo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Recife, So Arte, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. February in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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