8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Shuttle to Armacao dos Buzios
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 day
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights


Fernando de Noronha

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atalaia Beach and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Sueste and Praia do Cachorro. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boldro Beacch, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Fernando de Noronha is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Armacao dos Buzios

— 1 day

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Brava Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Azedinha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December since evenings lows in Armacao dos Buzios dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

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 23rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally stroll through Copacabana Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Vermelha Beach, then get great views at Leblon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

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Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Brazil travel guide

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.