60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil vacation planner

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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
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Natal
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
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Curitiba
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Gramado
— 4 nights
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Bento Goncalves
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
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Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
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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
— 5 nights
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Petropolis
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Casa Solar Santo Antonio Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, take a stroll through Pelourinho, then see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then make a trip to Elevator Lacerda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Salvador is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand & Ricardo Brennand Institute). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Futuro and then cool off at Beach Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia de Morro Branco.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fortaleza travel route planning app.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fortaleza by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Explore Natal's surroundings by going to Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Praia da Pipa (Baia dos Golfinhos & Praia Da Pipa). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, identify plant and animal life at Parrachos de Maracajau, examine the collection at Museu Camara Cascudo, and kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Natal travel app.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Natal in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Natal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Fernando de Noronha

— 6 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 Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip maker app.

Fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Natal in August, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 4 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.
Take a break from Alto Paraiso de Goias with a short trip to Cachoeira Santa Barbara in Cavalcante, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at Janela Lookout, and head outdoors with Cachoeira do Garimpao.

Discover how to plan a Alto Paraiso de Goias trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Brasilia

— 3 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.
Brasilia is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, examine the collection at Experiences Library, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brasilia itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Curitiba

— 3 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Change things up with these side-trips from Curitiba: Mananciais da Serra (in Piraquara) and Quatro Barras (Serra da Baitaca State Park & Familia Fardo Vinicola). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, wander the streets of Bairro de Santa Felicidade, see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, and get to know the fascinating history of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip site.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Curitiba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in August, plan for little chillier days in Curitiba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 30th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat, then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

Getting from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Curitiba in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Florianopolis

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Escola de Oleiros Joaquim Antonio de Medeiros (in Sao Jose) and Chuch of Nossa Senhora da Piedade (in Governador Celso Ramos). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, kick back and relax at Joaquina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip builder.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, expect nights in Florianopolis to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gramado

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple (in Tres Coroas), Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula) and Barra do Ouro (in Maquine). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Mini Mundo, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and test your problem-solving skills at Chave-Mestra Escape Game.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bento Goncalves: Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul), Casa Recanto da Ferrovia (in Dois Lajeados) and Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Salvattore & Vinicola Luiz Argenta). There's much more to do: get great views at Cristo, do a tasting at Casa Valduga Winery, steep yourself in history at Caminhos de Pedra, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves trip planner.

Getting from Gramado to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Paulo

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to Skydiving in Boituva--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Campos Do Jordao

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, don't miss a visit to Morro do Elefante, then see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, then stroll around Amantikir Park, and finally look for gifts at Maostiqueiras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque, then admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace, then take a stroll through Vila Capivari, and finally admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, enjoy the sand and surf at Itaguacu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry from Campos Do Jordao to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Ilha Grande, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) 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: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Petropolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Petropolis

— 2 nights

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Pedra do Sino, examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, then examine the collection at Imperial Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria Bohemia, and finally stop by Fefafez. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Escalavrado.

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

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Petropolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Petropolis

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

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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.