60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner

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Drive to General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Penha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 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
— 6 nights
Fly
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Maceio
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Canoa Quebrada
— 4 nights
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Drive to Pinto Martins International Airport, Fly to General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport, Drive to Uruapan

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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 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu journey planner.

Uruapan, Mexico to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Uruapan to Foz do Iguacu is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uruapan in December: high temperatures in Foz do Iguacu hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kids will enjoy Lago Negro and Rua Coberta. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Tres Coroas), Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha) and Bento Goncalves (Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia & Vinicola Cainelli). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mini Mundo, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado route planning tool.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florianopolis

— 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Family-friendly places like Praia Mole and Jurere Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia de Morrinhos (in Garopaba), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, stroll through Praia da Galheta, take in the dramatic scenery at Praia da Solidao, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Gramado to Florianopolis by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Penha.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Penha

— 5 nights

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Bring the kids along to Beto Carrero World and Praia da Armacao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penha: Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach, Praia De Quatro Ilhas, &more), Gaspar (Parque Aquatico Cascaneia & Parque Aquatico Cascata Carolina) and Balneario Camboriu (Praia das Laranjeiras & Barra Sul Playground). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Itapema Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Penha trip planner.

Getting from Florianopolis to Penha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Paulo

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque Ibirapuera and Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Venture out of the city with trips to SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga), Aparecida (Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida & National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Penha to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Penha in December, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Sao Paulo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Forno Beach and then kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande, kick back and relax at Farol Beach, and then cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arraial do Cabo tour planner.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive

Ilha Grande

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Attractions like Aracatibinha Beach and Dois Rios Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventureiro and kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Arraial do Cabo to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Bring the kids along to Praia do Sueste and Fernado de Noronha Island. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Maceio.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia do Gunga and Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maceio: Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira), Frances Beach (in Praia do Frances) and Toque Beach (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lages Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Verde Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maceio trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January since evenings lows in Maceio dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas

— 6 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Xareu Beach (in Maragogi). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, stop by Nata Artesanato, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Canoa Quebrada

— 4 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.
Attractions like Praia de Canoa Quebrada and Por-do-Sol Dune make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vila do Estevao, kick back and relax at Barrinha Beach, and stroll through Lagoa do Mato Beach.

Before you visit Canoa Quebrada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Canoa Quebrada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in January, expect nights in Canoa Quebrada to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.