31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 4 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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Porto de Galinhas

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stroll through Muro Alto Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and view the masterpieces at Casa Jerimum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas visit planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: high temperatures in Porto de Galinhas hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

1
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Brasilia

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
On the 10th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip planning tool.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Brasilia by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Brasilia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, Brasilia is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites

2
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Foz do Iguacu

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 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

2
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Gramado

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.
On the 13th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rua Coberta, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally stop by Divina Tavola Especiarias.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Brava or Joatinga Beach, and explore the activities along Paraty Bay.

Plan a Paraty trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Paraty by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

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Ilha Grande

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 Camiranga Beach, stroll through Lagoa Azul, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, and take a tour by water with LiG Lanchas.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande travel route site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Rio de Janeiro

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Brazil travel guide

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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.