20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brotas
— 1 night
Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, Fly to Navegantes
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Penha
— 1 night
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
Fly
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Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive

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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tombo Beach and Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asturias Beach and Iporanga beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paulista Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, and stop by Batman Alley.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. In November, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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Brotas

A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brotas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Brotas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brotas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Penha.

Things to do in Brotas

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

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Penha

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Praia Bacia Da Vovo, kick back and relax at Praia da Paciencia, and then get outside with Praia do Cascalho.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Brotas to Penha in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Penha can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Penha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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Florianopolis

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Brava and Praia da Solidao. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mocambique Beach and Praia Ponta Das Canas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Galheta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vila Fatima, and kick back and relax at Pantano do Sul Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Penha to Florianopolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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Belo Horizonte

Garden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Belo Horizonte takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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Salvador

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You'll get in some beach time at Itacimirim Beach and Itapua Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. Step out of Salvador to go to Praia do Forte and see Praia do Lord, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pelourinho, enjoy the sand and surf at Stella Maris Beach, and see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salvador trip planning app.

Fly from Belo Horizonte to Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Belo Horizonte in December since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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Armacao dos Buzios

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Foca Beach, then kick back and relax at Foguete Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Dunas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Rua das Pedras, then kick back and relax at Mirante do Forno, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta da Lagoinha, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios road trip app.

You can fly from Salvador to Armacao dos Buzios in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Visit Copacabana Beach and Reserva Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camboinhas Beach and Sao Francisco Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Sossego Beach, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Praia do Leme, don't miss a visit to Maua Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro route planner.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Brava or Joatinga Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fora Beach (Ranchos), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cepilho Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ilha da Cotia Beach, stroll through Jurumirim Beach, then visit Centro Historico, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paraty travel route planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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.

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theme Parks · Landmarks
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.

State of Bahia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
In the early 16th century, original Portuguese explorers landed on the coastline of today's State of Bahia, a northeastern region where South America meets Africa. The mix of these two disparate cultures remains one of the main reasons to take a trip to State of Bahia, though a growing number of tourists also come for a chance to see protected sea turtle nesting grounds, hike to dramatic waterfalls, and spot whales along the coastline. National parks top most State of Bahia itineraries, serving as quiet and largely unspoiled wilderness areas that offer a peek into what most of Brazil looked like when the first Europeans arrived. Start your State of Bahia tour in state capital Salvador, a colonial-era city known for its attractive churches and cobblestoned streets.

State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.