20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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20 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Recife
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  7​h
3
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tiradentes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Balneario Camboriu
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
10
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia do Leão, Baia do Sancho and Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner .

Athens, Greece to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Athens in January, expect Fernando de Noronha to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, Museu Cais do Sertao and Paco do Frevo. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo and then examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Recife day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Recife takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. In January in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Recife

Museums
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Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Museu Cais do Sertao ©
Museu Cais do Sertao
Paco do Frevo ©
Paco do Frevo

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ouro Preto day trip website .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Recife to Ouro Preto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ouro Preto when traveling from Recife in January, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

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

2
nights
Tiradentes

Tiradentes
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capela de Santo Antonio da Canjica as well as Cachaca Mazuma Mineira.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tiradentes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ouro Preto in January, with highs in Tiradentes at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cachaca Mazuma Mineira
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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've added Parque Nacional Tijuca, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos, Praia de Ipanema, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tiradentes in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saco do Mamangua Beach, Fazenda Bananal and Praia do Cachadaco. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, and then experience rural life at Fazenda Bananal.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paraty, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Fazenda Bananal ©
Fazenda Bananal

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Copan Building. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and then admire the landmark architecture of Copan Building.

Plan my trip to Sao Paulo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Copan Building ©
Copan Building

4
nights
Balneario Camboriu

Balneario Camboriu ©
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Praia do Campeche, Morro da Boa Vista Viewpoint, Lutheran Church Center, and other attractions.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Balneario Camboriu trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Balneario Camboriu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Balneario Camboriu when traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks Theme Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Blumenau, Morro da Boa Vista Viewpoint, Praia do Campeche
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Praia do Campeche ©
Praia do Campeche
Parque Unipraias Camboriu ©
Parque Unipraias Camboriu
Vila Germanica Park ©
Vila Germanica Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Congresso Nacional, Palacio da Alvorada and Praca dos Tres Poderes. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Praca dos Tres Poderes and then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio da Alvorada.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Balneario Camboriu to Brasilia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Balneario Camboriu in February, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Brasilia. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salvador.
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Congresso Nacional ©
Congresso Nacional
Praca dos Tres Poderes ©
Praca dos Tres Poderes
Palacio da Alvorada ©
Palacio da Alvorada

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and then see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brasilia to Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brasilia in February since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 29°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

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