8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  19 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Plan my day in Rio de Janeiro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington DC, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Tiradentes

Tiradentes ©
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Atelier e Galeria Guido Boletti, take in the exciting artwork at O Barroco, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe, then explore the galleries of Galeria de Arte - Moitara Arte Indigena, and finally view the masterpieces at Atelier Guido Boletti.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tiradentes online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Tiradentes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect Tiradentes to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

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Atelier e Galeria Guido Boletti
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Atelier e Galeria Guido Boletti ©
Atelier e Galeria Guido Boletti
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos ©
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos
Atelie Valin Branco ©
Atelie Valin Branco

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night
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Josimar Guimaraes - Escritorio de Arte, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Betrayal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouro Preto travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tiradentes in November, with highs in Ouro Preto at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Fernando de Noronha and Conceicao Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ouro Preto in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

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