31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner

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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves
— 1 night
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas

— 1 night

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the galleries of Atelie Gilberto Carcara, explore the galleries of Casa Jerimum, then see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and finally stop by Nata Artesanato.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planner.

Amman, Jordan to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Amman to Porto de Galinhas. While traveling from Amman, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto de Galinhas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Shopping · Museums

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Capela de Sao Pedro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Visit Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha route planner.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. July in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.
Visiting Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Catarata dos Couros will get you outdoors. Take a break from Alto Paraiso de Goias with a short trip to Nova Aurora Viewpoint in Cavalcante, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira dos Cristais and explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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 12th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Fundacao Athos Bulcao, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional, and finally look for gifts at Verdurao.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brasilia trip itinerary website.

Drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and finally stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Itaipu Ecomuseu and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu route planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, then see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, and then examine the collection at Dreams Motor Show Gramado.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gramado travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Garibaldi Municipal Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Vidraria Madelustre - Mundo do Vidro, then do a tasting at Vinicola Torcello, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves road trip app.

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Sao Paulo

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Museu do Futebol will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Paulista Avenue and Mercado Municipal de São Paulofor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, wander the streets of Liberdade, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online visit planner.

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paraty

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about all things military at Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty, then don't miss a visit to Casa da Cultura de Paraty, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paraty tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Ilha Grande

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Visit Castelhanos Lighthouse and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pico do Papagaio and Feiticeira Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on LiG Lanchas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraaozinho Beach, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande day trip website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, walk around Parque Lage, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel route planning app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.