39 days in Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, and don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planning tool .

Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of Florianopolis to go to Penha and see Beto Carrero World, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, stroll through Joaquina Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Praia da Solidao, and take a stroll through Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis travel route planner .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December, plan for little chillier 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 Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gramado to Sao Francisco de Paula to see Miragem Livraria about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, make a trip to Rua Coberta, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

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

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.
Explore Bento Goncalves' surroundings by going to Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Luiz Argenta, Vinicola Salvattore, & more) and Cristo (in Guapore). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bento Goncalves sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

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
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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

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: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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, get outside with Cachoeira do Garimpao, get great views at Janela Lookout, and hike along Sertao Zen.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fernando de Noronha using our trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha is 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Instituto Ricardo Brennand in Recife, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ricardo Brennand Institute
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

3
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Largo de Sao Benedito (in Cabo Frio) and Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, take advantage of the amenities at Tartaruga Beach, kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios travel itinerary 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 in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Largo de Sao Benedito
Highlights from your plan
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

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