18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip builder

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Recife
— 2 nights
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Aracaju
— 1 night
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 3 nights
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Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Porto de Galinhas (Nata Artesanato, Cupe beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and explore the galleries of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Recife trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Recife. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aracaju.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Aracaju

— 1 night

Cashew Tree of the Parrots

The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Sao Jose, examine the collection at Museu da Gente Sergipana, and then appreciate the history behind Orla de Atalaia.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Aracaju visit site.

You can fly from Recife to Aracaju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Aracaju, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Aracaju

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Salvador

— 2 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and then stop by Pelourinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador attractions planner.

You can fly from Aracaju to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Porto Seguro

— 2 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach, then make a trip to Mucuge Street, then examine the collection at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, and finally look for gifts at Terima Kasih. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, then take in the waterfront at Passarela do Descobrimento, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro day trip website.

Fly from Salvador to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto Seguro, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, then pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and finally explore the galleries of Palacio das Artes. On the next day, get outside with Magrela's Life Style, get outside with Trilhando Minas, then engage your brain at Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally contemplate the long history of Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Belo Horizonte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and visit Liberdade.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo planner.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, expect Sao Paulo to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): walk around Tangua Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba. On the next day, visit Bairro de Santa Felicidade, then see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then take a memorable drive along Estrada Da Graciosa, and finally admire the striking features of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Curitiba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Curitiba is a bit cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Gramado

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Mini Mundo, make a trip to Rua Coberta, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and find something for the whole family at Snowland.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gramado online holiday planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Brazil travel guide

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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.