60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 7 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 Arraial do Cabo
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Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 7 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Natal
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Natal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 7 nights
Drive to Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport, Fly to Durham

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Foz do Iguacu

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Iguazu Falls and Itaipu Dam. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Biological Refuge, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu tour planner.

Durham, USA to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Foz do Iguacu is 2 hours. In April, Foz do Iguacu is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 5th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Snowland, walk around Mini Mundo, and then explore the activities along Lago Negro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and finally make a trip to Rua Coberta.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip builder site.

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Ubatuba

— 2 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Figueira Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Barquario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Rita Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Corcovado Peak.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ubatuba trip builder website.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Paraty

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Centro Historico and Pao de Acucar Peak will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pouso da Cajaiba Beach, admire the sheer force of Poco das Andorinhas Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meio Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paraty road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Attractions like LiG Lanchas and Freguesia de Santana Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, kick back and relax at Sitio Forte Beach, stroll through Praia Preta, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande driving holiday site.

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Attractions like Farol Beach and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, and stroll through Forno Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Arraial do Cabo trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Arraial do Cabo in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and wander the streets of Santa Teresa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 7 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 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: get outside with Cachoeira Do Abismo, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale da Lua, take in the dramatic scenery at Vale do Rio Macaco waterfall, and trek along Sertao Zen.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Natal.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Bring the kids along to Dunas de Genipabu and Museu Camara Cascudo. Take a break from Natal with a short trip to Maracajau Diver in Maracajau, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach, make a trip to Jacumã Lagoon, see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Popular, and see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Natal trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Natal takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 8 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.
Kids will enjoy Baia do Sancho and Enseada da Caieira. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In May in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Porto de Galinhas

— 7 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Praia dos Carneiros about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Camboa Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas itinerary builder app.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.