20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Luis
— 1 night
Fly
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Belem
— 1 night
Fly
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Manaus
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Visit Forte de Copacabana and Ilha Fiscal for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Vermelha Beach in Paraty, approximately Paraty away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, take in the history at Sao Luis Fortress, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and expand your understanding of the military at Forte Duque de Caxias.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Arraial do Cabo

— 3 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Farol Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava Beach, and finally cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, then kick back and relax at Molded Depth's Beach, then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Americo Vespucio, and finally head outdoors with Gruta Azul.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia dos Nativos and Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rio da Barra Beach and Santo Andre Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aracaipe Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Roberto Carozo Massoterapia, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro holiday maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Arraial do Cabo to Porto Seguro in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arraial do Cabo in February, you will find days in Porto Seguro are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

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 1st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, wander the streets of Pelourinho, then enjoy the sea views from Farol da Barra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, stroll through Stella Maris Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vilas do Atlantico Beach, and finally walk around Jardim dos Namorados Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salvador trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Salvador by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Prainha, stroll through Praia de Cumbuco, and then explore the activities along Cauipe River. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Centro de Turismo do Ceara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sabiaguaba.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Fortaleza online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fortaleza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Natal

— 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach, then kick back and relax at Barra do Rio Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitangui beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jacuma Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Mirim Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Natal sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Natal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Natal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Natal

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Sao Luis

— 1 night

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Church, steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, then get engrossed in the history at Casa do Maranhao, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palacio dos Leoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sao Luis road trip tool.

You can fly from Natal to Sao Luis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Belem.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Belem

— 1 night

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Museu de Arte Sacra do Para, then contemplate the long history of Forte do Presepio, then take a stroll through Cidade Velha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belem road trip planning tool.

Getting from Sao Luis to Belem by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Belem are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Manaus.

Things to do in Belem

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Manaus

— 2 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 10th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Amazon Rainforest. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Palacio da Justica, kick back and relax at Praia do Tupe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manaus online visit planner.

Getting from Belem to Manaus by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belem to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.