35 days in Brazil Itinerary

35 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil vacation planner

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Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 10 nights
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Jericoacoara
— 5 nights
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Fortaleza
— 5 nights
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Salvador
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 6 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Sorocaba (Ceu Sagrado & Iguatemi Esplanada). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, wander the streets of Liberdade, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour planning app.

Porto, Portugal to Sao Paulo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Porto to Sao Paulo. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro

— 10 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Centro Historico de Petropolis, Imperial Museum, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Jericoacoara

— 5 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Take a break from Jericoacoara with a short trip to Praia do Prea in Prea, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangue Seco Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jericoacoara trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Jericoacoara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Fortaleza.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Fortaleza

— 5 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cumbuco (Coqueiros Beach, Praia de Cumbuco, &more), Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach) and Choco Show Chocolateria (in Maracanau). There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia do Futuro, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara, enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach, and make a trip to Praca Luiza Tavora.

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Traveling by shuttle from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salvador

— 7 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Explore Salvador's surroundings by going to Praia do Forte (Piscinas Naturais, Forte Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Modelo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Salvador takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Salvador, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.