57 days in Brazil Itinerary

57 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Drive to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 4 nights
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Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba, Bus to Paraty, 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
— 6 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tres Marias
— 1 day
Drive
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Brasilia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pirenopolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
Drive
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Correntina
— 1 day
Drive
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Caetite
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Itacare
— 4 nights
Bus to Valença, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 4 nights
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Estancia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maceio
— 4 nights
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Maragogi
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Ilhabela

— 4 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church and Museu Nautico Ilhabela. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia das Calhetas and Parque Estadual de Ilhabela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ilhabela: Capricornio Beach (in Caraguatatuba) and Sao Sebastiao (Jureia Beach, Praia Barra do Sahy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Viana Beach, get great views at Mirante do Piuva, and enjoy the sand and surf at Portinho Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela tour planner.

Sao Paulo to Ilhabela is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ilha Grande

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Dois Rios Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Aventureiro and Caxadaco Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, stroll through Grumixama Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Praia Da Joatinga. Museum-lovers will appreciate Forte de Copacabana and Museu da Republica. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Niteroi (Sao Francisco Beach, Sossego Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vermelha Beach, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Armacao dos Buzios

— 3 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia das Conchas and Ferradura Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Pero and Azeda Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Armacao dos Buzios side-trips: Praia Grande (in Arraial do Cabo) and Praia do Forte (in Cabo Frio). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras and stroll through Ferradurinha Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ouro Preto

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP and Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral. Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church and Minas do Palacio Velho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ouro Preto side-trips: Mariana (Catedral Basilica da Se & Sao Francisco de Assis Church). There's still lots to do: stroll through Estrada Real, take an in-depth tour of Museu da Inconfidencia, get to know the fascinating history of Rua dos Bancos, and get great views at Mirante da Pedra.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Ouro Preto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tres Marias.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Tres Marias

— 1 day
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Manuelzao Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Satellite Church History Center.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tres Marias travel planning tool.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tres Marias in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Tres Marias

Museums

Brasilia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Museu de Valores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha do Lago Norte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia, examine the collection at Catetinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, and finally stop by Villa Verde - Produtos Naturais.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brasilia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tres Marias to Brasilia takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tres Marias to Brasilia. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Pirenopolis

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Center-West

Colonial architecture and waterfalls top most Pirenopolis itineraries, but this historic city located roughly in the center of Brazil also buzzes with a lively arts scene and a distinct hippie vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cavalhadas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagafogo, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Pirenopolis, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Vera Michels. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and then head outdoors with Salto Corumba.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pirenopolis using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brasilia to Pirenopolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pirenopolis are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the dramatic scenery at Macaquinho waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Almecegas II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Anjos and Arcanjos waterfall, then head outdoors with Cachoeira Do Abismo, and then get outside with Abyss Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Correntina.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Correntina

— 1 day
Correntina is a municipality in the state of Bahia in Brazil, 500 km from Brasilia and 980 km from Salvador.HistoryCorrentina was first mentioned in the dispatches of the Entradistas and Bandereirantes who visited the city in 1700 and 1790.The Decree Federal Law of nº 311 signed by Getúlio Vargas on March 2, 1938, authorizing that the States made the territorial divisions, it was that, for the State Decree of nº 10.724, signed for the Federal interventor Landulpho Alves, in 30 of March 1938, the Village received the forum from City, under the baton of the Intendant Major Félix Joaquin de Araújo, however, they had only come to commemorate in 01 of January 1939, considering the delay in the art of if communicating.GeographyThe "Correntina", "Arojado", "Saint Antonio", "Guará" and "Rio do meio" rivers run near or through Correntina, and the Island of the Ranchão lies in the Correntina river. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ranchao and then head outdoors with Sete Ilhas.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Correntina travel planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Correntina by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Caetite.

Things to do in Correntina

Outdoors

Caetite

— 2 nights
Caetité is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Bahia, which possesses approximately 47,000 inhabitants and is situated 757 kilometers away from Salvador. On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at House Anisio Teixeira, don't miss a visit to Espaco INB, and then see the interesting displays at Arquivo e Cultura Popular Museu Caitite.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Caetite online vacation planner.

You can drive from Correntina to Caetite in 3.5 hours. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Caetite

Museums

Porto Seguro

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Museu do Descobrimento - Porto Seguro and Museu Indigena Da Aldeia Pataxo will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena and Quadrado. Explore Porto Seguro's surroundings by going to Santo Andre (Guaiu Beach & Santo Andre Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Nativos, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro route planner.

You can drive from Caetite to Porto Seguro in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caetite to Porto Seguro due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Itacare

— 4 nights
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Relax by the water at Concha Beach and Ilha do Campinho Beach. Get some cultural insight at Matriz Nossa Senhora da Assuncao and Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Itacare: Barra Grande (Ilha do Sapinho & Cassange Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Engenhoca Beach, stroll through Prainha Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and enjoy the sea views from Itacare Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Itacare trip itinerary site.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. October in Itacare sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

— 4 nights
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Get outdoors at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tassimirim Beach and Segunda Praia. Step out of Morro de Sao Paulo with an excursion to Boca da Barra in Ilha de Boipeba--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Mirante, stroll through Quarta Praia, and look for gifts at Eco Store.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will leave for Estancia on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Estancia

— 2 nights
Estância is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Sergipe. On the 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja & Convento Da Ordem Terceira Do Carmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and then pause for some serene contemplation at N. S. do Rosario dos Homens Pretos Church. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Praça São Francisco and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz De Santa Isabel.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Morro de Sao Paulo to Estancia. October in Estancia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Estancia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maceio

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu de Arte Sacra Pierre Chalita and Galeria Gamma. Visit Marceneiro Beach and Jatiuca Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira), Riacho Beach (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres) and Barra de Sao Miguel (Conchas Beach & Niquim Beach). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Pajucara and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipioca.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Estancia to Maceio takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maceio when traveling from Estancia in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Maragogi

— 4 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Get outdoors at Barra Grande Beach and Taocas. We've included these beaches for you: Xareu Beach and Barreiras do Boqueirao Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maragogi: Porto de Pedras (Tatuamunha Beach & Lages Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Peroba Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais De Japaratinga, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

Discover how to plan a Maragogi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Maceio to Maragogi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.