39 days in Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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39 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
1
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h 30​min
6
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Gramado
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
When in Florianopolis, make a side trip to see Beto Carrero World in Penha, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia Mole, stroll through Joaquina Beach, head off the coast to Campeche island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florianopolis road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Florianopolis: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beto Carrero World
Highlights from your plan
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
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, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, head outdoors with Cachoeira do Garimpao, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Santa Barbara, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cachoeira do Segredo, Cachoeira Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

1
day
Armacao dos Buzios

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

2
nights
Paraty

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 22nd (Wed), race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pao de Acucar Peak and then stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paraty road trip site .

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Paraty in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Alambique Engenho D'Ouro ©
Alambique Engenho D'Ouro
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
When in Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see SESC Bertioga in Bertioga, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

SESC Bertioga
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Luiz Argenta, Vinicola Salvattore, & more) and Cristo (in Guapore). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Cristo
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Change things up with a short trip to Miragem Livraria in Sao Francisco de Paula (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lago Negro, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, and get in on the family fun at Snowland.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gramado road trip planning tool .

Drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
Highlights from your plan
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

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