15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Recife trip planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Recife is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Recife due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get warmer in Recife: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

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 8th (Sat): go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, and then trek along Trilha do Piquinho. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and then stroll through Baia do Sancho.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip site.

You can fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Maceio.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Pajucara.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maceio trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Maceio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Maceio to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

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, stroll through Dois Rios Beach, and identify plant and animal life at LiG Lanchas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. January in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Iriri Beach, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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.