43 days in Brazil Itinerary

43 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil journey planner

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Natal
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
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Maceio
— 2 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
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Paraty
— 2 nights
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Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Head to Artes do Imaginario Brasileiro and Memorial do IFRNfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Pipa and Morro do Careca. Step out of Natal to go to Pirangi do Norte and see Cajueiro de Pirangi, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau and kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Natal trip planning tool.

Oslo, Norway to Natal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Oslo in November, expect Natal to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ponta das Caracas, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha. In November, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nata Artesanato and Feira de Artesanato. When in Porto de Galinhas, make a side trip to see Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, approximately Tamandare away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Casa Jerimum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maceio

— 2 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Frances Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paripueira Beach. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Gunga and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maceio travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Maceio, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Palacio das Artes, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then buy something for everyone on your list at Diamond Mall, and finally stop by Shopping Contagem. On the next day, stroll through Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde, buy something for everyone on your list at BH Shopping, and then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Maceio to Belo Horizonte by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Head to Shopping Leblon and Centro Cultural Cariocafor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, get great views at Leblon Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro tour planning app.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Florianopolis

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
We've included these beaches for you: Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Santinho. Head to Lagoa da Conceicao and Tralhariafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Galheta and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: high temperatures in Florianopolis hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Kapadokya, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip planning site.

Getting from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Gramado

— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Edelweiss Atelier and Galleria D'arte Giovanni Bocchi. Venture out of the city with trips to Doces Selecao (in Santo Antonio Da Patrulha), Morro Reuter (Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow & Atelier Flavio Scholles) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). There's much more to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, stroll through Quinta Da Estancia, and learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Sao Paulo

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and Sesc Sao Paulo. Change things up with a short trip to Feira de Arte e Artesanato in Embu das Artes (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and view the masterpieces at Espaco Olavo Setubal.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online trip planner.

Fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Paraty

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Quinta Essencia Galeria, look for gifts at Atelie Lapis-lazuli, then get a taste of the local shopping with Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Iriri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paraty itinerary planner.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Ilha Grande

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
We've included these beaches for you: Lagoa Azul and Itaguacu Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maguariquecaba Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Brazil travel guide

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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.