44 days in Brazil Itinerary

44 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 9 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 8 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Belem
— 3 nights
Fly
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Manaus
— 7 nights
Fly
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Tabatinga
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and make a trip to Paroquia Nossa Senhora Achiropita.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online tour planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sao Paulo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Sao Paulo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Istanbul in August, with highs in Sao Paulo at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, then stop by Centro Historico, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Toboga, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Paraty trip builder app.

You can 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 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, and relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro

— 9 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

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. August in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Salvador

— 8 nights

Black Rome

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: Praia do Forte (Praia do Lord, Projeto Tamar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pelourinho, examine the collection at Caixa Cultural Salvador, don't miss a visit to Elevator Lacerda, and steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salvador trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Change things up with a short trip to Cajueiro de Pirangi in Pirangi do Norte (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de Genipabu, don't miss a visit to Jacumã Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque das Dunas.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Natal online route planner.

Fly from Salvador to Natal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Natal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lencois Maranhenses National Park planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Natal to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Natal in September, with highs in Lencois Maranhenses National Park at 37°C and lows at 30°C. You will leave for Belem on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks · Nature

Belem

— 3 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Belem is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, steep yourself in history at Forte do Presepio, see the interesting displays at Museu do Cirio de Nazare, and make a trip to Estacao das Docas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Belem day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Belem. In September, daytime highs in Belem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Manaus.

Things to do in Belem

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Manaus

— 7 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Make the 12th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, make a trip to Ponte Do Rio Negro, shop like a local with Manauara Shopping, and see the interesting displays at Manaus Botanical Garden - MUSA.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manaus online holiday planner.

Fly from Belem to Manaus in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Belem to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tabatinga.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Tabatinga

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at por do Sol, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoobotanico, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Cultural Povo Kokama Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tabatinga online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Tabatinga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Tabatinga is minus 1 hour. September in Tabatinga sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Tabatinga

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.