54 days in Brazil Itinerary

54 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil journey maker

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Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly
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Morretes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Canoa Quebrada
— 2 nights
Bus to Fortaleza, Fly to Indianapolis

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Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 5 nights

Highland Paradise

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, and delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias road trip website.

Indianapolis, USA to Alto Paraiso de Goias is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nacional, then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brasilia online attractions planner.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. In October in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Morretes.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums

Morretes

— 6 nights
A small town dating back to colonial times, Morretes represents a major draw to the coastline of Parana, one of Brazil's southern states.
Change things up with these side-trips from Morretes: Reserva Ambiental Serelepe (in Quatro Barras), Parana Peak (in Antonina) and Guaratuba (Salto Parati, Parque Natural Municipal Lagoa do Parado, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Marumbi Peak, contemplate the long history of Marco Zero, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao do Porto de Cima Church, and admire the sheer force of Veu de Noiva Waterfall.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Morretes route builder site.

You can fly from Brasilia to Morretes in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for slightly colder days in Morretes, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Curitiba.

Things to do in Morretes

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, walk around Tangua Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Cristo Rei, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Bairro de Santa Felicidade, then see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then see the interesting displays at The Automobile Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Curitiba online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Morretes to Curitiba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Morretes in October, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Curitiba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Foz do Iguacu is somewhat warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Gramado

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, stop by Eriel Chocolates, then test your team's savvy at Caro Watson Escape Game, and finally make a trip to Rua Coberta. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gramado online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sao Paulo

— 3 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 museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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: make a trip to Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Saco do Mamangua Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, and stroll through Meio Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 6 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande driving holiday website.

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
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, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante Dona Marta, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

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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. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Salvador

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, wander the streets of Pelourinho, and then contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Press.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and steep yourself in history at Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 7 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: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel, and stroll through Baia do Sancho.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 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 November in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Canoa Quebrada

— 2 nights
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Canoa Quebrada, then explore the striking landscape at Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes, then explore the striking landscape at Por-do-Sol Dune, and finally wander the streets of Vila do Estevao.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canoa Quebrada trip maker.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Canoa Quebrada in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Canoa Quebrada. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, expect nights in Canoa Quebrada to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.