38 days in Brazil Itinerary

38 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Natal
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
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Maceio
— 2 nights
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Brasilia
— 1 day
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
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Natal

— 2 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 Genipabu Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dunas de Genipabu and Morro do Careca. When in Natal, make a side trip to see Cajueiro de Pirangi in Pirangi do Norte, approximately Pirangi do Norte away. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau and enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Natal trip maker website.

London, UK to Natal is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Natal due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Natal at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fernando de Noronha Memorial and Capela de Sao Pedro. Visit Ruínas do Antigo Presídio and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios for their historical value. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and see the interesting displays at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Natal to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get outdoors at Muro Alto Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. We've included these beaches for you: Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, and see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas day trip website.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. February in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frances Beach and then stroll through Praia do Gunga. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Verde Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February, Maceio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and finally steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vilas do Atlantico Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salvador road trip planner.

Fly from Maceio to Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brasilia

— 1 day

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 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Brasilia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in February, Brasilia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites

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 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Biological Refuge, then don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brasilia in February; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Florianopolis

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Visiting Praia Mole and Praia da Galheta will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lagoinha do Leste and Jurere Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, kick back and relax at Praia da Solidao, and stroll through Joaquina Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Paulista Avenue. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Museu do Futebol. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Visit Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, kick back and relax at Reserva Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in February; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Ilha Grande

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abraaozinho Beach and Sitio Forte Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Meros Beach and Caxadaco Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Japariz, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande tour site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.