33 days in Brazil Itinerary

33 days in Brazil Itinerary

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33 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10​h 45​min
7
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
10
Gramado
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ibirapuera Park, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and steep yourself in history at Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
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, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios online route planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Salvador is known for historic sites, beaches, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Pelourinho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, browse the exhibits of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salvador tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Salvador takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, parks, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, stroll through Fernando de Noronha, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fernando de Noronha using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In December, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

2
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
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 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cachoeira da Muralha ©
Cachoeira da Muralha
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

1
night
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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 31st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, then examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasilia tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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 1st (Wed): admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online day trip planner .

Fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Step out of Gramado with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Tres Coroas--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, look for gifts at Divina Tavola Especiarias, walk around Caracol State Park, and find something for the whole family at Snowland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gramado road trip app .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canela, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

3
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bento Goncalves: Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Luiz Argenta & Vinicola Salvattore) and Cristo (in Guapore). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Cristo
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

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