16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: York
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
3
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
End: York

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia dos Porcos and Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Cachorro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. There's lots more to do: stroll through Atalaia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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York, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from York to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from York in August, expect nights in Fernando de Noronha to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento. Get in touch with nature at Recife de Fora and Mirror Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, with highs in Porto Seguro at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

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Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista
Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda ©

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Sao Francisco de Assis and Mina Du Veloso are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Casa dos Contos and Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy, admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Porto Seguro to Ouro Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Museum of Mineralogy ©
Museum of Mineralogy

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida Dom Bosco, then take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Templo da Boa Vontade.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Brasilia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Traveling from Ouro Preto in August, plan for little chillier nights in Brasilia, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

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Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Ermida Dom Bosco ©
Ermida Dom Bosco
Templo da Boa Vontade ©
Templo da Boa Vontade

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nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

You can take a bus from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature
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Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

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