15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  16​h
1
Ilha Grande
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
4
Bonito
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, then stroll through Sitio Forte Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Morcego Beach, then kick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Funil.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande day trip planning tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ilha Grande is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro attractions planning site .

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. September in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

1
night
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

1
day
Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Gruta Sao Mateus and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Misteriosa.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bonito trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Bonito in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Bonito

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Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa
Gruta Sao Mateus ©
Gruta Sao Mateus

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, and then identify plant and animal life at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas is 1 hour. In September in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas ©

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fernando de Noronha and Conceicao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Praia do Sueste. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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