41 days in Brazil Itinerary

41 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights

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Gramado

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then test your team's savvy at Caro Watson Escape Game. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and finally find something for the whole family at Snowland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado online road trip planner.

Florianopolis to Gramado is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. On your second day here, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo day trip app.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Ubatuba

— 2 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the 12th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Prumirim Island, then take some stellar pictures from Corcovado Peak, and then stroll through Lamberto Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cedro Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barquario, and then trek along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ubatuba tour app.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Paraty

— 6 nights
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Cachoeira do Taquari, and kick back and relax at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 7 nights
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grumixama Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paraty to Ilha Grande by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, head off the coast to Morro Sao Jose, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha do Piquinho, and enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Capela Dourada, Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, explore the galleries of Atelie Gilberto Carcara, stroll through Cupe beach, and take some stellar pictures from Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Fly 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 February, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florianopolis

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Guarda do Embau (Pedra do Urubu & Prainha Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, admire the sheer force of Praia da Solidao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach, and stop by Casa de Ana.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Florianopolis in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February since evenings lows in Florianopolis dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.