39 days in Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
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Vitoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salvador
— 5 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Recife
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Recife
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joao Pessoa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
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Fortaleza
— 8 nights
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Jericoacoara
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Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Vitoria

— 2 nights

Sun City

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Canto Beach and then kick back and relax at Camburi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Boi Island, then appreciate the history behind Monument Vitoria 360 Graus, then take in the history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vitoria journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vitoria can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Vitoria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Porto Seguro

— 4 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Porto Seguro is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mucuge Street, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, kick back and relax at Praia do Mucugê, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Vitoria to Porto Seguro by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Salvador

— 5 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 (Projeto Tamar & Forte Beach). There's lots more to do: visit Pelourinho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto da Barra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salvador online trip planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Salvador in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salvador are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Recife

— 1 night

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church, explore the galleries of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Pernambuco House of Culture, examine the collection at Paco do Frevo, then see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao, and finally take in the views from Mauricio de Nassau Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Recife road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Recife are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in December, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church, then examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pernambuco House of Culture, examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, and finally snap pictures at Mauricio de Nassau Bridge.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Recife in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Recife. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Joao Pessoa

— 4 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Venture out of the city with trips to Conde (Praia de Tambaba & Coqueirinho Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tambau Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Francisco, visit a coastal fixture at Farol Do Cabo Branco, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Branco Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa trip builder tool.

You can drive from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Praia da Pipa: Nisia Floresta (Pedra Oca, Lagoa de Carcara, &more), Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Pipa, explore the striking landscape at Falesias de Cacimbinhas, get great views at Chapadao Hill, and stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joao Pessoa to Praia da Pipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Praia da Pipa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fortaleza

— 8 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fortaleza: Praia de Barra Nova (in Barra Nova), Aquiraz (Porto das Dunas Beach, Beach Park, &more) and Cumbuco (Lagoa Azul, Praia de Cumbuco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Morro Branco, make a trip to Praca Luiza Tavora, have a few drinks at Crocobeach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado Central de Fortaleza.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip builder website.

You can fly from Praia da Pipa to Fortaleza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Jericoacoara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Ciclo Jeri and then explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara vacation planning app.

Take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.