24 days in Brazil Itinerary

24 days in Brazil Itinerary

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24 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  26 h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Jericoacoara
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Salvador
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Lencois
— 3 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Queenstown

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, get great views at Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Queenstown to Rio de Janeiro. In August in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

5
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jericoacoara: Tatjuba Beach (in Camocim) and Paula Rios History and Culture Museum (in Itarema). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso, don't miss a visit to Tree Sloth, take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol, and walk around Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara planning site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Jericoacoara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Paula Rios History and Culture Museum, Tatjuba Beach
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Lagoa do Paraiso ©
Lagoa do Paraiso
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach

5
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Explore Salvador's surroundings by going to Praia do Forte (Projeto Tamar & Forte Beach). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jericoacoara to Salvador takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jericoacoara to Salvador, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lencois.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

3
nights
Lencois

Lencois ©
One of a handful of former diamond mining towns in Bahia, Lencois charms visitors with its well-preserved colonial buildings linked by cobbled streets and surrounded by lush green hills.
Change things up with a short trip to Chapada Diamantina National Park in Palmeiras (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Serra das Paridas complexo arqueologico, admire the sheer force of Mosquitos Waterfall, and get outside with Morro do Pai Inacio.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lencois trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Lencois in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lencois

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro do Pai Inacio, Chapada Diamantina National Park
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Chapada Diamantina National Park ©
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Walking tours
Poco do Diabo Waterfall ©
Poco do Diabo Waterfall

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