17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Natal
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Shuttle
3
Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sao Luis
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Belem
— 4 nights
Fly

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Natal

— 4 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Natal: Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte), Praia da Pipa (Madeiro Beach, Baia dos Golfinhos, &more) and Vila da Pipa Shopping (in Tibau). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, enjoy the sand and surf at Morro do Careca, don't miss a visit to Pedra do Rosario, and stop by Luciana Artesanatos Nordestinos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Natal trip planner.

London, UK to Natal is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Natal reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Fortaleza

— 3 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Cumbuco (Coqueiros Beach, Praia de Cumbuco, &more) and Aquiraz (Engenho Sao Luiz & Beach Park). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Cristo Rei, stroll through Iracema Beach, and take in the waterfront at Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fortaleza travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Natal to Fortaleza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Jericoacoara

— 2 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jericoacoara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, and then explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jericoacoara trip site.

You can take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Traveling from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Sao Luis

— 2 nights

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, then get engrossed in the history at Casa de Cultura Huguenote Daniel de La Touche, then steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, and finally stop by Casa das Tulhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Casa da Festa, steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, then explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Publica Benedito Leite.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Luis day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Sao Luis. January in Sao Luis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belem.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Belem

— 4 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Belem is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, stroll around Mangal das Garcas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Ver-o-Peso.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belem trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Luis to Belem takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Belem can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belem

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.