21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Itacare
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Pao de Acucar. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rio de Janeiro. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

4
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Mirante de Joao Fernandes and Azedinha Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Armacao Beach and Joao Fernandinho Beach. When in Armacao dos Buzios, make a side trip to see Praia Grande in Arraial do Cabo, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ferradurinha Beach, don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, take in the pleasant sights at Porto da Barra Buzios, and kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios online visit planner .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia Grande
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Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach
Mirante de Joao Fernandes ©
Mirante de Joao Fernandes
Joao Fernandinho Beach ©
Joao Fernandinho Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, examine the collection at Museu da Inconfidencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua Conde de Bobadela. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), get to know the fascinating history of Rua Frei Durao, then examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, and finally contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ouro Preto vacation tool .

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Ouro Preto by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. August in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rua Frei Durao
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Museum of Mineralogy ©
Museum of Mineralogy
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baia dos Golfinhos and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shark Museum and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ouro Preto in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Explore hidden gems such as Ribeira Beach and Prainha Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Tiririca and Itacarezinho Beach. Go for a jaunt from Itacare to Marau to see Taipus de Fora Beach about 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Itacare online route planner .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Itacare by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Itacare is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Itacare dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taipus de Fora Beach
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Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Taperapua Beach and Pitinga Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Largo da Ajuda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, and identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

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