29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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29 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Felix Beach and Praia do Cachadaco. You'll get in some beach time at Prumirim Beach and Meio Beach. Explore Ubatuba's surroundings by going to Museu Mazzaropi (in Taubate) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Toninhas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itamambuca Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ubatuba is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paraty, Museu Mazzaropi, Juquehy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach

4
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia Da Feiticeira and Baia de Castelhanos Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Pedra do Sino and Curral Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Maresias Beach in Maresias (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: trek along Bonete Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Ilhabela takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Family-friendly places like Praia do Sueste and Praia do Cachorro will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, and stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Fernando de Noronha takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ilhabela in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Praia dos Coqueiros and Coroa Vermelha Beach will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pitinga Beach and Muta Beach. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, kick back and relax at Taperapua Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, and get engrossed in the history at Ilha dos Aquarios.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December since evenings lows in Porto Seguro dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda ©
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

3
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.
Get outdoors at Pao de Acucar and Leblon Beach. Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guarda do Embau Beach and Praia do Maço. Bring the kids along to Matadeiro Beach and Bombas Beach. Step out of Florianopolis with an excursion to Bombinhas Beach in Bombinhas--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florianopolis online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: highs in Florianopolis hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palhoca, Praia de Bombas, Bombinhas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach

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