13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly
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Recife
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maceio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maragogi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Visiting Sugarloaf Mountain and Pedra do Arpoador will get you outdoors. Visit Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Vermelha Beach in Paraty, about 3 hours away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, hike along Pedra da Gavea, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rio de Janeiro. In October, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Recife.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Recife

— 3 nights

Brazilian Venice

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Cupe beach. Step out of the city life by going to Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach and take an in-depth tour of Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Recife sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Recife takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Recife when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Maceio.

Things to do in Recife

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Maceio

— 2 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Frances Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Gunga. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maceio road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Maceio when traveling from Recife in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Maragogi

— 4 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia dos Carneiros and Maragogi Beach. Relax by the water at Xareu Beach and Praia de Tamandare. Go for a jaunt from Maragogi to Sao Miguel dos Milagres to see Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maragogi driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Maceio to Maragogi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.