17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
2
Fortaleza
— 1 night
3
Jericoacoara
— 4 nights
4
Canoa Quebrada
— 3 nights
5
Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pepe Beach and Praia Da Joatinga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Sao Luis Fortress, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Cultural Center, and catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach

1
night
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Sao Pedro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Morro Branco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia de Morro Branco
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Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Capela Sao Pedro ©
Capela Sao Pedro

4
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.
Visiting Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara and Mangue Seco Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malhada Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Jericoacoara to go to Camocim and see Guriu Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prea Beach, don't miss a visit to Tree Sloth, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Serrote, and explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara online tour itinerary builder.

Take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Guriu Beach
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Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara ©
Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara
Prea Beach ©
Prea Beach
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach

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nights
Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada ©
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ceara Beach and Pontal de Maceio Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Canoa Quebrada and Lagoa do Mato Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canoa Quebrada: Icapui (Mirante da Serra do Mar & Praia de Redonda). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Brancos Church, stroll through Barrinha Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fontainha Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canoa Quebrada driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Jericoacoara to Canoa Quebrada in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Canoa Quebrada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aracati, Icapui, Pontal de Maceio Beach
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Pontal de Maceio Beach ©
Pontal de Maceio Beach
Praia de Canoa Quebrada ©
Praia de Canoa Quebrada
Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes ©
Star of Canoa Quebrada in the Dunes

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nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade and Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde and Serra do Rola-Moca State Park. Explore Belo Horizonte's surroundings by going to Lagoa Santa (Lapinha Cave & Lagoa Central), Church of Our Lady of O (in Sabara) and Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Sao Jose, sample the tasty concoctions at Krug Bier, explore the activities along Lagoa Paulino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora Boa Viagem.

Before you visit Belo Horizonte, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Canoa Quebrada to Belo Horizonte in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Belo Horizonte is a bit cooler than Canoa Quebrada - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nova Lima, Lagoa Santa, Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Lagoa Paulino
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Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde ©
Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Serra do Rola-Moca State Park ©
Serra do Rola-Moca State Park

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