18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Recife
1
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Aracaju
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Salvador
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
8
Gramado
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Recife

2
nights
Recife

Recife ©
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.

For ratings, 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

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, 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
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute

1
night
Aracaju

Aracaju ©
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.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aracaju visit site.

You can fly from Recife to Aracaju in 2 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
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Museu da Gente Sergipana ©
Museu da Gente Sergipana
Orla de Atalaia ©
Orla de Atalaia
Paroquia de Sao Jose ©
Paroquia de Sao Jose

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
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.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus 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 Beaches
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

2
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and flight 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 Beaches
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Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach
Passarela do Descobrimento ©
Passarela do Descobrimento
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

2
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.
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 reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus 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
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Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Museum of Natural Sciences
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

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.
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 Afro Brazil Museum, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo planner.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
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 find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Curitiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, make a trip to Rua Coberta, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and find something for the whole family at Snowland.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gramado online holiday planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

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