15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel route planner

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Recife
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
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Maceio
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Recife

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Recife journey planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Recife is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Recife is minus 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dublin in January, with highs in Recife at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Fernando de Noronha

— 2 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get great views at Trilha Atalaia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha do Piquinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and then kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online travel planner.

Getting from Recife to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maceio.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Maceio

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach and then stroll through Praia de Pajucara.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maceio trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Maceio, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday app.

Getting from Maceio to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aracatibinha Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais, and look for all kinds of wild species at LiG Lanchas.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Iriri Beach, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then kick back and relax at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then get active on the water at Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo holiday planning app.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. January in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Adventure · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.