21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Recife
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maragogi
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get in touch with nature at Pao de Acucar and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get slightly colder in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and finally look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paraty road trip planning site .

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Recife.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Spas

3
nights
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.
On the 1st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Recife trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Paraty to Recife by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Olinda
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then admire the striking features of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill, explore the striking landscape at Outeiro church and panoramic view, then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas vacation planner.

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi, enjoy the sand and surf at Xareu Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos, then kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

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Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Maragogi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
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Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

3
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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Fernando de Noronha for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Sueste and Baia dos Porcos. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Maragogi in October, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

2
nights
Recife

Recife
On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, then admire the landmark architecture of Pernambuco House of Culture, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Recife online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Recife takes 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Recife is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Atelier Vilanova
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Pernambuco House of Culture
Pernambuco House of Culture
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue ©
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue
Capela Dourada ©
Capela Dourada

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
On the 13th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal and then catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Recife to Rio de Janeiro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Recife in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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Ilha Fiscal ©
Ilha Fiscal
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©

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