18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brasilia
— 2 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
3
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
4
Aparecida
— 1 night
5
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
6
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
8
Maragogi
— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Ermida Dom Bosco, admire the striking features of Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and then admire the landmark architecture of Templo da Boa Vontade.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Brasilia is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Brasilia is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: high temperatures in Brasilia hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Ermida Dom Bosco ©
Ermida Dom Bosco

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. The adventure continues: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

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You can fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

2
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. April in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Castelhanos Lighthouse ©
Castelhanos Lighthouse
Igreja de Sao Sebastiao ©
Igreja de Sao Sebastiao

1
night
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Passarela da Fe, pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aparecida trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Aparecida in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites
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National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida ©
Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida

2
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, and finally contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ouro Preto online journey planner.

You can drive from Aparecida to Ouro Preto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, and get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Ouro Preto to Porto Seguro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. April in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda ©
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Muro Alto Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe, and finally examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas vacation planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Porto de Galinhas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas

1
night
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

For photos and tourist information, use the Maragogi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Maragogi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

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