60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil route planner

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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
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Natal
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maceio
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 1 night
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Curitiba
— 1 night
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Florianopolis
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 6 nights

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Rio de Janeiro

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll explore and learn at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online travel planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Paraty

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Livraria de Paraty. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ilha do Pelado and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Paraty trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Ilha Grande

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
We've included these beaches for you: Lagoa Azul and Meros Beach. Aventureiro and Grumixama Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: stroll through Praia Preta and kick back and relax at Ilha dos Macacos Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Visit Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ilha Grande in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Natal

— 5 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
We've included these beaches for you: Ponta Negra Beach and Amor Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reis Magos Fortress and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natal: Praia da Pipa (Guarairas Beach & Pipa Beach) and Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte). There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau, stroll through Morro do Careca, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Natal online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro. Step out of Porto de Galinhas with an excursion to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, kick back and relax at Camboa Beach, stroll through Serrambi Beach, and stop by Nata Artesanato.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Natal to Porto de Galinhas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Maceio

— 5 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Gunga and Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres. Get out of town with these interesting Maceio side-trips: Frances Beach (in Praia do Frances) and Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia de Pajucara and kick back and relax at Sauacui Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maceio trip planner.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Maceio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salvador

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia. Relax by the water at Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Praia do Porto da Barra. Take a break from Salvador with a short trip to Guarajuba Beach in Guarajuba, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Ordem Terceira do Carmo church, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Itapua, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salvador trip planning website.

You can fly from Maceio to Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nacional, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional de Brasilia and then examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa.

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Fly from Salvador to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salvador in May since evenings lows in Brasilia dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Curitiba

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, contemplate the long history of Ukranian Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Curitiba online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Curitiba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Curitiba is little chillier than Brasilia - with highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Florianopolis

— 6 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Santinho. Step out of Florianopolis to go to Bombinhas and see Bombinhas Beach, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Canasvieiras Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha da Barra da Lagoa, and admire the sheer force of Praia da Solidao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Florianopolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Curitiba in May since evenings lows in Florianopolis dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sao Paulo

— 6 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Afro Brazil Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like São Paulo Cathedral and Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Aparecida. Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Guaruja to see Tombo Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, stop by Liberdade, and walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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.