39 days in Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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39 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Salvador
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Porto Seguro
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney


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7
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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

7
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salvador: Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas), Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pelourinho, kick back and relax at Praia do Porto da Barra, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Modelo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salvador planning tool .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Salvador are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Guarajuba Beach
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

8
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You've now added Caraiva Beach to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mucuge Street, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, and take in panoramic vistas at Quadrado.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Porto Seguro in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

3
nights
Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Arraial do Cabo is known for beaches, wildlife, scenic drive, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Farol Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arraial do Cabo online journey maker .

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Arraial do Cabo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

3
nights
Paraty

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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, sample the fine beverages at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti, and kick back and relax at Meio Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Paraty takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Speed Boats Tours
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco

7
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, stroll through Aventureiro, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

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