17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  32​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
2
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Darwin

3
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.
Visit Parque Lage and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian for their historical value. Visiting Pao de Acucar and Copacabana Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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Darwin, Australia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Darwin to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Verdurao and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Brasilia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brasilia, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Brasilia

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©

2
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Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Atelie Gilberto Carcara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Outeiro church and panoramic view, then identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally contemplate the long history of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brasilia to Porto de Galinhas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Porto de Galinhas when traveling from Brasilia in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
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.
Capela de Sao Pedro and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernando de Noronha, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and examine the collection at Shark Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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

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.
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of Liberdade, then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Iporanga e das Conchas Beach and then savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip app .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach ©
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach

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