16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
4
Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Caixa Cultural Brasilia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and then explore the galleries of Fundacao Athos Bulcao. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Shopping Iguatemi, take in the exciting artwork at Museu de Valores, then take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and finally look for gifts at Parkshopping.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brasilia journey maker website .

Sao Paulo to Brasilia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Brasilia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Fundacao Athos Bulcao ©
Fundacao Athos Bulcao
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Casa Jerimum. Shop till you drop at Nata Artesanato and Feira de Artesanato. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Praia dos Carneiros about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach and stroll through Praia De Maracaipe.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brasilia to Porto de Galinhas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brasilia in December since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fernando de Noronha trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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night
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the galleries of Palacio das Artes, then pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then stop by Ado Atelier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at BH Shopping.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Belo Horizonte takes 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Belo Horizonte due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, plan for little chillier nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping Museums
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Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Palacio das Artes ©
Palacio das Artes
BH Shopping ©
BH Shopping

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Shopping Leblon or Botafogo Praia Shopping. Visit Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
For shopping fun, head to Paulista Avenue or The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, explore the world behind art at Espaco Olavo Setubal, look for gifts at Bom Retiro, and engage your brain at Galeria de Arte Digital do Sesi-SP.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, Sao Paulo is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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