17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Natal
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  4 h
3
Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Sao Luis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Belem
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
End: London

4
nights
Natal

Natal ©
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, and stop by Luciana Artesanatos Nordestinos.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Natal trip planner.

London, UK to Natal is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi, Falesias de Cacimbinhas, Vila da Pipa Shopping
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

3
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Aquiraz (Engenho Sao Luiz & Beach Park) and Cumbuco (Coqueiros Beach, Praia de Cumbuco, &more). 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 where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caucaia, Aquiraz
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Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
Praia de Cumbuco ©
Praia de Cumbuco

2
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara
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 ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 do a combination of bus and taxi. 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
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Lagoa do Paraiso
Lagoa do Paraiso
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach

1
night
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca, explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici, and then kick back and relax at Capivara Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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2
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
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 other places to visit, maps, more things to do, 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
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se

4
nights
Belem

Belem ©
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 traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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 drive; or take a bus. 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 Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare ©
Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare
Estacao das Docas ©
Estacao das Docas
Mangal das Garcas ©
Mangal das Garcas

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