27 days in Brazil Itinerary

27 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Iguazu National Park
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
1
Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
4
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 30 min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Maragogi
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
8
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
9
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
10
Itacare
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
12
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Ilhabela

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 16th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Calhetas, and then kick back and relax at Santiago Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, get great views at Mirante do Piuva, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Eustaquio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oscar Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Portinho Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela travel itinerary planner.

Iguazu National Park, Argentina to Ilhabela is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Oscar Beach ©
Oscar Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, then kick back and relax at Meio Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sono Beach. On the next day, explore the activities along Paraty Bay, stroll through Lula Beach, then stroll through Vermelha Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paraty trip planner.

Drive from Ilhabela to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Praia de Japariz, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sitio Forte Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, and finally kick back and relax at Meros Beach. On the next day, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Tartaruga Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Pero, and finally kick back and relax at Praia das Conchas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Azedinha Beach, kick back and relax at Azeda Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao Fernandinho Beach, then stroll through Ferradurinha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 24th (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, then kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, and finally stop by Nata Artesanato. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Serrambi Beach, kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Lookout Stone of Cogomelo, and finally stroll through Praia de Calhetas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabo de Santo Agostinho
Highlights from your plan
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach
Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Peroba Beach, kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Japaratinga Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burgalhau Beach, then kick back and relax at Barra Grande Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Tamandare.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Maragogi trip itinerary builder tool.

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 February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Maragogi, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Tamandare, Japaratinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Peroba Beach ©
Peroba Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conceicao Beach and Atalaia Beach. Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Cunhau, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Tibau do Sul.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Madeiro Beach, Barra de Cunhau
Highlights from your plan
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Praia Tibau do Sul ©
Praia Tibau do Sul

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

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 4th (Wed), stroll through Segunda Praia, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Garapua Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry from Praia da Pipa to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

2
nights
Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca, then kick back and relax at Prainha Beach, then kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Tijuipe Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Engenhoca Beach, kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach, and finally stroll through Havaizinho Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Itacare trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Mirror Beach. Get some historical perspective at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Igreja de Sao Joao Batista. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muta Beach, stroll through Praia de Taipe, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Itacare to Porto Seguro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

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nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 11th (Wed), walk around Manguezal do Itacorubi, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sambaqui, stroll through Forte Beach, then kick back and relax at Jurere Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantano do Sul Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Armacao Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Projeto Lontra.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis online travel planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Florianopolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach ©
Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach
Praia do Sambaqui ©
Praia do Sambaqui

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