52 days in Brazil Itinerary

52 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly:  10 h
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Brasilia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Gramado
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  10 h 15 min
7
Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
Bus:  4 h
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Ouro Preto
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Manchester

6
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Escape the urban bustle at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Praca do Arsenal, Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Camboa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, and identify plant and animal life at Projeto Hippocampus.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Porto de Galinhas is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

8
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Shark Diving. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela de Sao Pedro and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha driving holiday website.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

6
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Catarata dos Couros. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Almecegas II, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termais do Morro Vermelho, and head outdoors with Cachoeira Do Abismo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias journey site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo

4
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
Catedral Metropolitana and Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Templo da Boa Vontade for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, admire the landmark architecture of Ermida Dom Bosco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brasilia tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Iguazu Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Buddhist Temple and Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder app.

You can fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brasilia in June, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Aurora Winery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes and Seminario Jesuita. Venture out of the city with trips to Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Salvattore & Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora de Lourdes e Campanario de Pedra), Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua (in Nova Padua) and Igreja Matriz Sao Sebastiao do Cai (in Sao Sebastiao Do Cai). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, steep yourself in history at Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn, get to know the fascinating history of Ervateira Marcon - Natural de Gramado, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

Start your trip to Gramado by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Flores Da Cunha, Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn, Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua, Seminario Jesuita
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelhanos Lighthouse and Aqueduto. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Parnaioca Beach and Sitio Forte Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Itaguacu Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Morcego Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gramado to Ilha Grande takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum.

Start your trip to Rio de Janeiro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. In July in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

4
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Igreja Matriz de Sao Bras are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sanctuary Caraça and Church of Sao Francisco de Assis for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouro Preto: Mariana (Seminario Maior Sao Jose, Rua Frei Durao, &more) and Catas Altas (Church of Our Lady of Conception, Centro Historico de Catas Altas, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario, steep yourself in history at Casa de Alphonsus de Guimaraens, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas do Palacio Velho.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mariana, Catas Altas, Igreja Matriz de Sao Bras
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)
Igreja Matriz de Sao Bras ©
Igreja Matriz de Sao Bras

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