29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Ilha Grande

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Parnaioca Beach and stroll through Praia Preta.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Paraty

— 5 nights
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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Centro Historico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco, take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak, and get outside with Cachoeira da Pedra Branca.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paraty trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu road trip website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Gramado

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then find something for the whole family at Snowland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gramado road trip website.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Campeche, then kick back and relax at Praia do Santinho, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Praia Mole and then kick back and relax at Praia da Galheta.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gramado to Florianopolis by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, then kick back and relax at Cupe beach, then examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and finally look for gifts at Nata Artesanato. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Porto de Galinhas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Florianopolis in April, expect Porto de Galinhas to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Fernando de Noronha

— 5 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada da Caieira, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.