12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Recife
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Fortaleza
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Manaus
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Recife trip planning tool .

London, UK to Recife is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Recife. Traveling from London in October, expect Recife to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Farol da Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto da Barra, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salvador trip builder website .

You can fly from Recife to Salvador in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia do Porto da Barra ©
Praia do Porto da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

1
night
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Futuro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iracema Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitana Cathedral.

Start your trip to Fortaleza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Salvador to Fortaleza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach
Metropolitana Cathedral ©
Metropolitana Cathedral

1
night
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Manaus trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Fortaleza to Manaus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Manaus is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Manaus are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach

3
nights
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, explore and take pictures at Maracanã, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Manaus in October; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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