31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
Drive
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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
— 1 night
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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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and admire the striking features of Edificio Martinelli.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sao Paulo. In May in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Paraty

— 3 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 adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Mini Royal Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Poco dos Ingleses.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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: take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Parnaioca Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitio Forte Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Rio de Janeiro

— 5 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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. May in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour planning site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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 22nd (Sat): stroll through Muro Alto Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Gilberto Carcara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and finally stop by Nata Artesanato. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Casa Jerimum, then see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 4 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 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Janela Lookout, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, head outdoors with Morro Da Baleia, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Almecegas II.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto de Galinhas to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional, then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace, and finally take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Brasilia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums

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 29th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in May, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Gramado

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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.