12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Camanducaia
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Camanducaia
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte Verde
— 1 night
Drive
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Sao Thome das Letras
— 2 nights
Drive to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Drive to Sao Paulo
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brotas
— 1 night
Drive
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Olimpia
— 1 night
Fly

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Camanducaia

— 1 night
Camanducaia is the southernmost municipality in Minas Gerais, Brazil. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Camanducaia trip itinerary site.

Manaus to Camanducaia is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Camanducaia

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Monte Verde

— 1 night

Brazilian Switzerland

Perched high up in the Mantiqueira Mountains at 1,550 m (5,085 ft) above sea level, the small town of Monte Verde attracts visitors looking to escape Brazil's tropical heat.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, stop by Geleias Naturais Tia Nata, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Redonda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde online holiday planner.

You can drive from Camanducaia to Monte Verde in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sao Thome das Letras.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Sao Thome das Letras

— 2 nights
A city set atop a mountain peak, Sao Thome Das Letras embraces its natural backdrop.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stone Church - Our Lady of the Rosary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Veu de Noiva, then get outside with Cachoeira Antares, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Flavio. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Cruzeiro, delve into the mystery of Casa da Piramide, then head outdoors with Vale Das Borboletas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Thome das Letras trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Monte Verde to Sao Thome das Letras in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monte Verde to Sao Thome das Letras due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Sao Thome das Letras are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Ilhabela

— 2 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach and then see what you can catch with Jipe Aventura Turismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach and then stroll through Curral Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ilhabela road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sao Thome das Letras to Ilhabela in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and wander the streets of Liberdade.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ilhabela to Sao Paulo by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Ilhabela in December, plan for slightly colder days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Brotas

— 1 night
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
On the 3rd (Sun), view the masterpieces at Anand Atelier, then stroll around Parque dos Saltos, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally look for gifts at Adega Casarao.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brotas online trip maker.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Brotas in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Brotas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Olimpia.

Things to do in Brotas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Olimpia

— 1 night

Brazil's Folklore Capital

Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista and then make a splash at Thermas dos Laranjais.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olimpia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brotas to Olimpia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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.

State of Sao Paulo travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.