38 days in Brazil Itinerary

38 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil visit planner

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Salvador, Fly to Maceio
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Sao Miguel dos Milagres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
Fly to Fortaleza, Shuttle to Jericoacoara
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Jericoacoara
— 10 nights
Drive
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Morro de Sao Paulo

— 3 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.
Step out of Morro de Sao Paulo with an excursion to Morere in Ilha de Boipeba--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, and look for gifts at Eco Store.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sao Miguel dos Milagres

— 4 nights
A tranquil enclave of the Coral Coast, Sao Miguel Milagres offers postcard-worthy scenes of white sand, swaying palm trees, and clear waters.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Miguel dos Milagres: Maragogi (Monumento aos Cabanos, Antunes Beach, &more), Morro Beach (in Barra de Santo Antonio) and Paripueira (Paripueira Beach & Praia de Sonho Verde). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres, enjoy the sand and surf at Riacho Beach, and don't miss a visit to Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Miguel dos Milagres road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Sao Miguel dos Milagres takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Cupe beach, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, and stroll around Projeto Hippocampus.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online trip maker.

You can drive from Sao Miguel dos Milagres to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia da Pipa

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nisia Floresta (Pirambuzios beach & Pedra Oca), Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach, stroll through Amor Beach, take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Praia da Pipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In February, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Jericoacoara

— 10 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.
Explore Jericoacoara's surroundings by going to Camocim (Praia das Barreiras, Barra dos Remedios Beach, &more), Praia do Prea (in Prea) and Paula Rios History and Culture Museum (in Itarema). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, and stroll through Mangue Seco Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Praia da Pipa to Jericoacoara takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

— 4 nights
Lencois Maranhenses National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lencois Maranhenses National Park day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Nature · Parks

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.