31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil vacation planner

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bento Goncalves
— 1 night
Drive
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 1 night
Drive
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive to Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Rio de Janeiro

— 4 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro itinerary website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Rio de Janeiro is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dammam in July, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Ilha Grande

— 4 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, take a tour by water with Aquamarina Mergulho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, and Head underground at Gruta do Acaia.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande online travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Paraty

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll through The Gold Path, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Paraty online trip itinerary maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Bento Goncalves

— 1 night

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
On the 14th (Wed), do a tasting at Vale dos Vinhedos, do a tasting at Vinicola Torcello, then do a tasting at Angheben Vinhos Finos, and finally do a tasting at Casa Fontanari.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves online trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries

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 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then walk around Mini Mundo, and finally look for gifts at Akor Aromas e Cosmeticos. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rua Coberta, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Gramado tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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 17th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Brasilia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia holiday maker website.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in July, you will find days in Brasilia are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 5 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia, and stroll through Sertao Zen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Porto de Galinhas

— 1 night

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.