60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Praia Grande
— 1 night
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves
— 2 nights
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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
— 8 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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Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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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: Beto Carrero World (in Penha), Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau) and Palhoca (Pinheira Beach & Praia do Maco). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, stroll through Praia do Campeche, head off the coast to Campeche Island, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Melbourne, Australia to Florianopolis is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to Florianopolis. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Florianopolis, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Praia Grande.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Praia Grande

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Tribo dos Canyons and then hike along Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Praia Grande trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Praia Grande takes 3.5 hours. February in Praia Grande sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Praia Grande

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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 1st (Mon): walk around Mini Mundo, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Snowland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gramado trip planner.

Getting from Praia Grande to Gramado by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bento Goncalves

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at PIZZATO Vinhas e Vinhos, do a tasting at Vinhos Larentis, do a tasting at Casa Postal, do a tasting at Vinicola Cainelli, then do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, and finally do a tasting at Vinicola Torcello. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vinicola Valmarino, then learn about winemaking at Casa Fontanari, and then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Dom Candido.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves planning site.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Bento Goncalves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries

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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip builder website.

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sao Goncalo Beach, head outdoors with Cachoeira do Taquari, and stroll through Lula Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty road trip site.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 8 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Meros Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip 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 March in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, get outside with Leblon Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

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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 March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Arraial do Cabo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Arraial do Cabo is known for beaches, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Farol Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande, take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arraial do Cabo road trip planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and then take a stroll through Pelourinho. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and finally admire the masterpieces at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Arraial do Cabo to Salvador takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Praia dos Carneiros about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach, stroll around Projeto Hippocampus, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · 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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and take an in-depth tour of Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In April, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 6 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 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cachoeira Do Abismo, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, relax and rejuvenate at Morada Do Sol, and delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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 20th (Tue): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then explore the activities along Iguacu River. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Foz do Iguacu in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 April, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.