25 days in Brazil Itinerary

25 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America planner

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Fly to Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, Drive to Goias
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Goias
— 3 nights
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Sao Luis
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 2nd (Tue), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Sao Paulo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in March; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in March: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the activities along Lagoa Da Pampulha, admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, and then don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Palacio das Artes, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte online road trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goias.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums

Goias

— 3 nights
A municipality in the state that bears its name, Goias was founded in 1727 and developed into a wealthy regional economic hub during the gold rush in the late 18th century.
Go for a jaunt from Goias to Vila de Sao Jorge to see Rio Preto Canyon about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Goias, appreciate the history behind Anhanguera Cross, and examine the collection at Museu das Bandeiras - IBRAM.

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Explore your travel options from Belo Horizonte to Goias with the Route module. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in March, Goias is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Goias

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Brasilia

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Brasilia is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, make a trip to Praca dos Tres Poderes, and stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brasilia route planning site.

Traveling by car from Goias to Brasilia takes 4 hours. March in Brasilia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Salvador

— 2 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and then wander the streets of Pelourinho. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The British Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salvador day trip website.

Fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salvador, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Sao Luis

— 3 nights

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, then explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, and finally take in the waterfront at Espigao Costeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Casa de Cultura Huguenote Daniel de La Touche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Se, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Jansen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Calhau Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sao Luis travel route planner.

Getting from Salvador to Sao Luis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boldro Beacch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Sao Luis 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 March in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.

State of Bahia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
In the early 16th century, original Portuguese explorers landed on the coastline of today's State of Bahia, a northeastern region where South America meets Africa. The mix of these two disparate cultures remains one of the main reasons to take a trip to State of Bahia, though a growing number of tourists also come for a chance to see protected sea turtle nesting grounds, hike to dramatic waterfalls, and spot whales along the coastline. National parks top most State of Bahia itineraries, serving as quiet and largely unspoiled wilderness areas that offer a peek into what most of Brazil looked like when the first Europeans arrived. Start your State of Bahia tour in state capital Salvador, a colonial-era city known for its attractive churches and cobblestoned streets.

State of Maranhao travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
A unique blend of African, European, and Caribbean cultures make State of Maranhao holidays appealing to tourists interested in exploring a land known for its distinct cuisine, dialect, and musical heritage. With a long coastline characterized by sand dunes and secluded lagoons, this area also encompasses extensive swathes of tropical forests, traversed and irrigated by numerous rivers. Capital and World Heritage-listed city of Sao Luis remains a top draw on most State of Maranhao itineraries, but the region also boasts a string of smaller centers dating back to colonial times. These smaller cities manage to preserve their small-town atmosphere and architecture, which make them pleasant alternatives to the country's bigger and more crowded destinations.