31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil tour planner

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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
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
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Sao Paulo Congonhas
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 3 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 Lisbon

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Porto de Galinhas

— 3 nights

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, stroll around Projeto Hippocampus, and paddle through the water with Faby Buggy Turismo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: high temperatures in Porto de Galinhas hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 6 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. In October in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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, get great views at Leblon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro vacation planning tool.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Ilha Grande

— 3 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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Namaste Terapias Corporais, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, stroll through Itaguacu Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Aquamarina Mergulho.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Sao Paulo

— 3 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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, make a trip to Paulista Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Sao Paulo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Gramado

— 3 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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, test your team's savvy at Chave-Mestra Escape Game, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, and walk around Mini Mundo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gramado online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brasilia sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brasilia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias visit planner.

You can drive from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.