18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4​h
3
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Aparecida
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+5
Taxi + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Maragogi
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Ermida Dom Bosco, snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and then admire the striking features of Templo da Boa Vontade.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brasilia trip itinerary planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Brasilia is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. 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. Cap off 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and walk around Parque Lage.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in March, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 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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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia Preta, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 4 hours. In April in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aparecida trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Aparecida in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites
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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): admire the landmark architecture of 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 steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ouro Preto online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Aparecida to Ouro Preto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Recife de Fora and Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Mirror Beach, and stroll through Pitinga Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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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 ©

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): kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Porto Seguro to Porto de Galinhas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maragogi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

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