30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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30 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  28 h
1
Campina Grande
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
Manaus
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  7 h
4
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Olinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Campina Grande
— 15 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Seattle

1
night
Campina Grande

Campina Grande ©
Arguably northeastern Brazil’s most important city, Campina Grande represents a thriving hub of industry, technology, and education.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Acude Velho.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Campina Grande day trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Campina Grande is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Brasilia Time is 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in February: high temperatures in Campina Grande hover around 87°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Campina Grande

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acude Velho ©
Acude Velho

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
You've added Palacio da Justica, Galeria Amazonica, Museu da Cidade de Manaus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, and don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manaus sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Campina Grande to Manaus in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Campina Grande to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Manaus

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museu da Amazonia (MUSA) ©
Museu da Amazonia (MUSA)
Teatro Amazonas ©
Teatro Amazonas
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sunset Square, Parque Ibirapuera, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, stop by Liberdade, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo tour site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Manaus to Sao Paulo in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manaus in February, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Sao Paulo. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Feira De Pedra Sabao Do Largo De Coimbra. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Sao Paulo to Ouro Preto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Olinda.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

2
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olinda: Porto de Galinhas (Muro Alto Beach, Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico and pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento.

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

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Olinda in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ouro Preto in February since evenings lows in Olinda dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Campina Grande.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©

15
nights
Campina Grande

Campina Grande ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Campina Grande: Areia (Regional de Areia Museum, Parque Estadual Mata do Pau-Ferro, &more), Trilha de Bodopita (in Queimadas) and Cabaceiras (Lajedo de Pai Mateus & Cinematographic Memorial). Explore Campina Grande further: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Northeast Museum of Minerals and Gems, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and enjoy some diversion at Parque da Crianca.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Campina Grande trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Olinda to Campina Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Olinda in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Campina Grande, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Campina Grande

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Areia, Inga, Serraria, Bananeiras, Cabaceiras
Highlights from your plan
Museu de Arte Popular da Paraiba ©
Museu de Arte Popular da Paraiba
Off-Road Tours
Lajedo de Pai Mateus ©
Lajedo de Pai Mateus

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