37 days in Brazil Itinerary

37 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maceio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pocone
— 1 night
Drive
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Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Fortaleza, Fly to Salvador
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Relax by the water at Itaguacu Beach and Lagoa Azul. Take a break from the city and head to Grumixama Beach and Morcego Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baleia Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ilha Grande is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Ilha Grande is minus 13 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ilha Grande: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sugarloaf Mountain and Praia de Ipanema. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Pedra Bonita. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Maceio.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Maceio

— 2 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Frances Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paripueira Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Gunga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Pajucara.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maceio tour builder.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Maceio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Maceio, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas

— 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Get a sense of the local culture at Ricardo Brennand Institute and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe, and see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas day trip site.

You can fly from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Porto de Galinhas when traveling from Maceio in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Baia dos Porcos and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Conceicao Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Enseada da Caieira, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip maker app.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ponta Negra Beach and Baia dos Golfinhos. Step out of the city life by going to Dunas de Genipabu and Genipabu Beach. Explore Natal's surroundings by going to Praia Da Pipa (in Praia da Pipa) and Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Parrachos de Maracajau and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Mirim Beach.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 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 August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Natal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Brasilia

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Parque Olhos D'agua. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Natal to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brasilia when traveling from Natal in August, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bela Vista Biological Refuge, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel route planner.

You can fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in August, plan for little chillier days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pocone.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Pocone

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): cruise along Transpantaneira Highway.

Plan trip to Pocone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Pocone in 23 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Pocone. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Pocone

Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Parks

Jericoacoara

— 2 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.
Relax by the water at Jericoacoara Beach and Mangue Seco Beach. Visiting Duna do Por do Sol and Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclo Jeri, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jericoacoara day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pocone to Jericoacoara in 44.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Salvador

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Sao Francisco Church and Convent. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Farol da Barra and Praia do Porto da Barra. Change things up with a short trip to Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Senhor Do Bonfim (about 5h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salvador online road trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Jericoacoara to Salvador in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Jericoacoara to Salvador, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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.