31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Cupe beach and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas road trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Porto de Galinhas to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly 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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro journey app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Aquamarina Mergulho, stroll through Dois Rios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande das Palmas Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Paraty

— 4 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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico, experience rural life at Fazenda Bananal, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha da Cotia Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Paraty itinerary planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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 shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago Negro and then walk around Mini Mundo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Gramado trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 3 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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias visit planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.