49 days in Brazil Itinerary

49 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil planner

Make it your trip
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Rio de Janeiro
— 22 nights
Fly to Sao Paulo, Bus to Bertioga
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Bertioga
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sao Vicente
— 5 nights
Bus to Av. Washington Luiz, 6675, Fly to Navegantes
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Penha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pomerode
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nova Trento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Imbituba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 1 night
Fly
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Brasilia
— 1 night

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Rio de Janeiro

— 22 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Pedra do Elefante (in Marica), Petropolis (Centro Historico de Petropolis, Imperial Museum, &more) and Niteroi (Praia de Itacoatiara, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro day trip tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bertioga.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bertioga

— 7 nights
With its wide, sandy beaches and well-developed tourism infrastructure, Bertioga seems at first glance like a fairly typical resort town.
Kids will enjoy SESC Bertioga and Praia de Sao Pedro. Explore Bertioga's surroundings by going to Guaruja (Tombo Beach, Pitangueiras beach, &more) and Sao Jose Dos Campos (Praca Ulisses Guimaraes, Parque Vicentina Aranha, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sao Luiz Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermida de Santo Antonio do Guaibe Ruins, expand your understanding of the military at Forte de Sao Felipe, and get outside with Parque dos Tupiniquins.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bertioga day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Bertioga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Bertioga. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Bertioga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Vicente

— 5 nights

Brazil's First Village

A coastal municipality with a population of around 355,000, historic Sao Vicente serves as a great base for exploring the natural highlights of the state.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coffee Museum and Canto do Forte Beach. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Municipal Aquarium of Santos, enjoy the sand and surf at Gonzaga Beach, get outside with Laje de Santos, and make a trip to Calcadao da Orla de Santos.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Vicente trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bertioga to Sao Vicente by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bertioga in October, plan for little chillier days in Sao Vicente, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Penha.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penha

— 3 nights

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Kids will enjoy Beto Carrero World and Cristo Luz. Explore Penha's surroundings by going to Itapema Beach (in Itapema), Balneario Camboriu (Praia das Laranjeiras, Molhe - Barra Sul, &more) and Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach & Garimpo Artes). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Vermelha.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Penha travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Vicente to Penha takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Penha sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pomerode.

Things to do in Penha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pomerode

— 2 nights

The Most German City in Brazil

Founded in the 1860s by Pomeranian Germans, the small town of Pomerode boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure that makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of foreign visitors.
On the 10th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Pomerode, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Evangelica de Confissao Luterana, surround yourself with nature on ArtFalcon Falcoaria, then contemplate the long history of Portal Turistico Sul, and finally walk around Vila Encantada. Keep things going the next day: stop by Pomerode Alimentos, then take in the pleasant sights at Rota do Enxaimel, then walk around Parque Malwee, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca Erwin Zastrow.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Pomerode vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Penha to Pomerode takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Pomerode, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Nova Trento.

Things to do in Pomerode

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nova Trento

— 2 nights
Nova Trento is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.The municipality contains part of the Canela Preta Biological Reserve, a full protected area. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora do Bom Socorro, see the interesting displays at Madre Paulina Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Santuario De Madre Paulina. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Colonial Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Italian Culture, then sample the tasty concoctions at Al Fero Birrificio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Virgilio.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nova Trento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pomerode to Nova Trento takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nova Trento can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Imbituba.

Things to do in Nova Trento

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Imbituba

— 2 nights
Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Barra de Ibiraquera, enjoy the sand and surf at Pinheira Beach, and then explore the activities along Ibiraquera Lake. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ouvidor Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vermelha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rosa.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Imbituba journey builder website.

You can drive from Nova Trento to Imbituba in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nova Trento in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Imbituba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Imbituba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Florianopolis

— 3 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Joaquina Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Mole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip maker tool.

Getting from Imbituba to Florianopolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Salvador

— 1 night

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at The British Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and then wander the streets of Pelourinho.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador holiday planner.

Getting from Florianopolis to Salvador by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Salvador is somewhat warmer than Florianopolis - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Brasilia

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, then ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brasilia itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Salvador to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Brasilia.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Theme Parks · Landmarks
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.