25 days in Brazil Itinerary

25 days in Brazil Itinerary

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25 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Manaus
Fly:  4 h
1
Belem
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sao Luis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Barreirinhas
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Parnaiba
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
6
Jericoacoara
— 1 night
Shuttle:  4 h
7
Fortaleza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Canoa Quebrada
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Natal
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
10
Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Campina Grande
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Olinda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Recife
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
16
Maragogi
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
17
Maceio
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
18
Aracaju
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
19
Salvador
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
20
Morro de Sao Paulo
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
21
Porto Seguro
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Manaus

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Belem

Belem ©
With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corvette Museum Solimoes, take an in-depth tour of Museu de Arte Sacra do Para, examine the collection at Para Religious Art Museum, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Ver-o-Peso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu do Cirio de Nazare. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Utinga, browse the different shops at Shopping Bosque Grao Para, then explore the world behind art at Museu da Ufpa, then visit Cidade Velha, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Patio Belem.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Belem journey planner.

Manaus to Belem is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Belem. Janeiro in Belem sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Belem

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museu de Arte Sacra do Para ©
Museu de Arte Sacra do Para
Mercado Ver-o-Peso ©
Mercado Ver-o-Peso
Corvette Museum Solimoes ©
Corvette Museum Solimoes

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Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, examine the collection at Museu do Reggae, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping da Ilha, and finally stroll through Fronhas maranhence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico, take an in-depth tour of Casa do Maranhao, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sao Luis day trip planner .

Fly from Belem to Sao Luis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In Janeiro, daytime highs in Sao Luis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Fronhas maranhence
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Museu do Reggae ©
Museu do Reggae

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Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
On the 7th (Thu), explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capivara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Gaivota, and finally explore the striking landscape of Lagoa das Americas. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lagoa Betania, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Andorinhas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Santo Amaro do Maranhao trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sao Luis to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 4 hours. In Janeiro in Santo Amaro do Maranhao, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barreirinhas trip planner.

You can drive from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Barreirinhas in 2.5 hours. In Janeiro in Barreirinhas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Parnaiba.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Parnaiba

Parnaiba
With over 170,000 inhabitants, Parnaiba stands as the second most populous city in the state of Piauí, and one of its four coastal municipalities.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Parnaiba holiday planner.

You can drive from Barreirinhas to Parnaiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Parnaiba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Jericoacoara Beach, kick back and relax at Malhada Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Parnaiba to Jericoacoara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Parnaiba to Jericoacoara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara ©
Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Centro de Turismo do Ceara, browse the different shops at Shopping Iguatemi Fortaleza, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sabiaguaba, then browse the different shops at RioMar Fortaleza, and finally hunt for treasures at Feirinha Beira Mar.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Fortaleza online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a shuttle from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Shopping Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
RioMar Fortaleza ©
RioMar Fortaleza
Feirinha Beira Mar ©
Feirinha Beira Mar
Shopping Iguatemi Fortaleza ©
Shopping Iguatemi Fortaleza

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Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada ©
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Canoa Quebrada, kick back and relax at Retiro Grande Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tremembe Beach, then stroll through Fontainha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa do Mato Beach, and finally take a stroll through Vila do Estevao.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Canoa Quebrada itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Fortaleza to Canoa Quebrada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fortaleza in Janeiro: highs in Canoa Quebrada hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Natal.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Canoa Quebrada ©
Praia de Canoa Quebrada
Vila do Estevao ©
Vila do Estevao

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Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pitangui beach, get great views at Reis Magos Fortress, then kick back and relax at Santa Rita Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitangui Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Midway Mall.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Natal trip app .

Drive from Canoa Quebrada to Natal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Canoa Quebrada in Janeiro, expect Natal to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Rita Beach ©
Santa Rita Beach
Midway Mall ©
Midway Mall
Reis Magos Fortress ©
Reis Magos Fortress

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Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Curral Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Minas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cacimbinhas Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Natal to Praia da Pipa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Janeiro in Praia da Pipa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cacimbinhas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cacimbinhas Beach ©
Cacimbinhas Beach
Santuario Ecologico de Pipa ©
Santuario Ecologico de Pipa
Minas Beach ©
Minas Beach

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Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Costa de Conde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra de Mamanguape Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then stroll through Ponta de Campina Beach, then stroll through Praia do Jacare, and finally stop by Casa Nordeste.

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Traveling by car from Praia da Pipa to Joao Pessoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Campina Grande.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabedelo, Costa de Conde
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Campina Beach ©
Ponta de Campina Beach
Jacare Beach ©
Jacare Beach
Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa

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Campina Grande

Campina Grande ©
Arguably northeastern Brazil’s most important city, Campina Grande represents a thriving hub of industry, technology, and education.
On the 15th (Fri), examine the collection at Padre Cicero Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Salao de Artesanato da Paraiba, see the interesting displays at Cotton Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museu do Algodao, and finally see the interesting displays at Northeast Museum of Minerals and Gems.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Campina Grande route planner.

Traveling by car from Joao Pessoa to Campina Grande takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Joao Pessoa in Janeiro since evenings lows in Campina Grande dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Olinda.

Things to do in Campina Grande

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Algodao ©
Museu do Algodao
Padre Cicero Museum ©
Padre Cicero Museum
Cotton Museum ©
Cotton Museum

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Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes, stop by Artes do Imaginario brasilero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Misericordia Church, then get curious at Espaco Ciencia, and finally take a stroll around Classic Hall.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olinda trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Campina Grande to Olinda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Campina Grande in Janeiro, plan for a bit warmer nights in Olinda, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Olinda

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Forno da Cal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Classic Hall ©
Classic Hall
Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes ©
Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes
Forno da Cal Beach ©
Forno da Cal Beach

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Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Boa Viagem Beach and then examine the collection at O Galo da Madrugada.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Recife attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Olinda to Recife takes an hour. In Janeiro in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

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Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then browse the exhibits of So Arte, and finally examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas route builder app .

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Janeiro, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

So Arte
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

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Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Maragogi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bitingui Beach, then stroll through Pontal Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Japaratinga.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maragogi trip planner.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in Janeiro, Maragogi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Japaratinga
Highlights from your plan
Pontal Beach ©
Pontal Beach
Bitingui Beach ©
Bitingui Beach
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach

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Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pontal da Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niquim Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Sao Miguel Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Conchas Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Maria Madalena.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio online route planner .

You can take a bus from Maragogi to Maceio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in Janeiro, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aracaju.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Barra de Sao Miguel, Igreja Santa Maria Madalena
Highlights from your plan
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Niquim Beach ©
Niquim Beach

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Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Formadores de Nacionalidade.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aracaju trip builder website .

You can fly from Maceio to Aracaju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In Janeiro in Aracaju, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.
Highlights from your plan

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Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Praia do Lord, tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacimirim Beach, then kick back and relax at Vilas do Atlantico Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Salvador Shopping, see the interesting displays at Sister Dulce memorial, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado, take an in-depth tour of Misericordia Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sao Bento monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arquiabadia de Sao Sebastiao da Bahia.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salvador tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aracaju to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Itacimirim Beach, Praia do Lord, Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Stella Maris Beach ©
Stella Maris Beach

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Morro de Sao Paulo

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.
On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante and then stop by Eco Store.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Janeiro in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante

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Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Rio Verde Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Nativos, then kick back and relax at Rio da Barra Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mundai Beach, examine the collection at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, and then kick back and relax at Parracho Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In Janeiro, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Nativos ©
Praia dos Nativos
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Mundai Beach ©
Mundai Beach