15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Cachorro and Fernando de Noronha. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atalaia Beach and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha journey planner .

Manchester, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get much hotter in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Get some historical perspective at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Templo Seicho No Ie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Olhos D'agua, walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, see the interesting displays at Catetinho, and make a trip to Letreiro Eu Amo Brasilia.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Brasilia takes 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Brasilia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, expect Brasilia to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church
Catetinho ©
Catetinho
Parque Olhos D'agua ©
Parque Olhos D'agua

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nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Let the collections at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo and Itau Cultural Institute capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS and Museu da Casa da Boia. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Estacao Pinacoteca, examine the collection at Museu Penitenciario Paulista, admire the striking features of Hotel Unique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Brasilia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS ©
Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo ©
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
Estacao Pinacoteca ©
Estacao Pinacoteca

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Joatinga and Reserva Beach. Instituto Moreira Salles and Walking tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Morro Dois Irmaos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Instituto Moreira Salles ©
Instituto Moreira Salles
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

2
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ouro Preto trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ouro Preto when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites
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Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©

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