32 days in Brazil Itinerary

32 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 1 night
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 1 night
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Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to São Paulo, Fly to Bonito
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Bonito
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly
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Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Salvador, Fly to Maragogi
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Maragogi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, then trek along Pedra da Gavea, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, examine the collection at Museu da Republica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site.

Bournemouth, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bournemouth in July: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Arraial do Cabo

— 1 night

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Farol Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arraial do Cabo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Arraial do Cabo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Armacao dos Buzios

— 2 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Praia do Forte, then stroll through Praia das Dunas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach, kick back and relax at Joao Fernandinho Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Azedinha Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get some cultural insight at Lagoa Azul and Pico do Papagaio. Step off the beaten path and head to Aventureiro and Praia Preta. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, stroll through Parnaioca Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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), admire all the interesting features of The Gold Path, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Toboga, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Centro Historico, and finally steep yourself in history at Morro do Forte. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, stroll through Praia do Cachadaco, then kick back and relax at Meio Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sono Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ilhabela

— 1 night

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Pedra do Sino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ilhabela tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Paraty to Ilhabela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Bonito

— 2 nights

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Misteriosa, take in the dramatic natural features at Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo, then stroll around Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquario Natural.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Bonito takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilhabela to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas, then admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Bonito to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks

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 17th (Sat), walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, then appreciate the history behind Memorial JK, and finally admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brasilia trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Brasilia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Porto Seguro

— 3 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Get outdoors at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Taperapua Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Praia dos Coqueiros. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda, kick back and relax at Mirror Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Brasilia to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto Seguro, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

— 2 nights
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Mirante, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Garapua Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo holiday site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto Seguro in July since evenings lows in Morro de Sao Paulo dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Maragogi

— 2 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Tamandare, enjoy the sand and surf at Burgalhau Beach, and then kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Grande Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gales de Maragogi.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Maragogi online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maragogi when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach, then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia de Calhetas.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Porto de Galinhas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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.
Shark Museum and Capela de Sao Pedro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Atalaia Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Buraco da Raquel.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha route planning app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Praia da Pipa

— 1 night
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Da Pipa, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, and then stroll through Madeiro Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa day trip website.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Praia da Pipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.