15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 day
Fly
2
Fortaleza
Shuttle
3
Jericoacoara
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trairi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Canoa Quebrada
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fortaleza
Fly
7
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive
10
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 1 day

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Honolulu, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Fortaleza on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Fortaleza

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza route planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fortaleza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for Jericoacoara on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Jericoacoara

— 1 night

Jeri

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 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, make a trip to Tree Sloth, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol and then stroll through Jericoacoara Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jericoacoara trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trairi.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Trairi

— 1 night
The municipality of Trairi, located in the state of Ceara, offers plenty of entertainment and adventure along the Mundau riverbank and over on its Atlantic coast.
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You can drive from Jericoacoara to Trairi in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Trairi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Canoa Quebrada on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Trairi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Canoa Quebrada

— 1 night
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Broadway de Canoa Quebrada and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maceio Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ceara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Canoa Quebrada.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canoa Quebrada route planner.

Traveling by car from Trairi to Canoa Quebrada takes 4 hours. When traveling from Trairi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canoa Quebrada: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Fortaleza

Brazilian Miami

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fortaleza driving holiday planner.

Getting from Canoa Quebrada to Fortaleza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Canoa Quebrada in December, you will find days in Fortaleza are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You'll set off for Rio de Janeiro on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Sao Francisco Xavier, and then get lost in a book at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro route maker app.

Getting from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Ubatuba

— 2 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Praca da Baleia, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ubatuba Aquarium, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Prumirim Beach, kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach, then stroll through Felix Beach, and finally stop by Verde Fit.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ubatuba trip maker website.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Ubatuba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Paraty

— 1 night
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Iriri Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paraty trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Enjoy Rio de Janeiro some more: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online tour planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.