21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Arraial do Cabo, approximately Arraial do Cabo away. Next up on the itinerary: go from sight to sight with Sugarloaf Mountain, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro is minus 5 hours. 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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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path, then kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip tool.

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boa Viagem Beach, then examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Recife tour site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Recife in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, then kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill. On the next day, admire the striking features of Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip planning app.

You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, kick back and relax at Xareu Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Japaratinga Beach, then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maragogi day trip planning app.

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in October, expect slightly colder 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and stroll through Praia do Cachorro.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maragogi in October since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time 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

Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Paco do Frevo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada, then admire the striking features of Pernambuco House of Culture, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Recife online route planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Recife by flight takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Recife

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Atelier Vilanova
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue ©
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue
Capela Dourada ©
Capela Dourada

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal and then catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro journey builder app.

Getting from Recife to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Recife in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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