13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

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13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Aracaju
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Fortaleza
— 1 night
shuttle:  4​h
7
Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and finally pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, Foz do Iguacu is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aracaju.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

1
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Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Memorial Center of Science and Technology in Sergipe, examine the collection at Museu da Gente Sergipana, and then take in the waterfront at Orla de Atalaia.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aracaju day trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Aracaju in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Aracaju, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Aracaju

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Orla de Atalaia ©
Orla de Atalaia

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night
Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Jacare, stroll through Tambau Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Joao Pessoa trip planner .

You can fly from Aracaju to Joao Pessoa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Joao Pessoa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Jacare
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Tambau Beach ©
Tambau Beach

4
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can fly from Joao Pessoa to Fernando de Noronha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joao Pessoa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In March in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

1
night
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 12th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Iracema Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Futuro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Cristo Rei.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fortaleza trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

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

2
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso and then explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ciclo Jeri and then explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jericoacoara vacation planner.

Take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Ciclo Jeri
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Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada
Ciclo Jeri ©
Ciclo Jeri

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