24 days in Brazil Itinerary

24 days in Brazil Itinerary

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24 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tiradentes
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
4
Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Pindamonhangaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
9
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
End: Rio de Janeiro


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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.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then take some stellar pictures from Bondinho Pao de Acucar, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Rio de Janeiro. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Winnipeg in January: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

9
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belo Horizonte: Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park), Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Congonhas (Praca Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, Museu de Congonhas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, explore the activities along Lagoa Da Pampulha, admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, and examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Belo Horizonte road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January since evenings lows in Belo Horizonte dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Congonhas, Shopping Contagem, Inhotim, Casca D'Anta Waterfall, Barragem Benfica
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Parque das Mangabeiras ©
Parque das Mangabeiras
Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

few
hours
Tiradentes

Tiradentes
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): view the masterpieces at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos and then go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes online itinerary planner .

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Tiradentes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, expect Tiradentes to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums Shopping
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1
night
Sao Joao del Rei

Sao Joao del Rei
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rua das Casas Tortas and then look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sao Joao del Rei online day trip planner .

Sao Joao del Rei is just a short distance from Tiradentes. January in Sao Joao del Rei sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Pindamonhangaba.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Shopping Historic Sites
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1
night
Pindamonhangaba

Pindamonhangaba ©
A day trip to Pindamonhangaba packs in a few pleasant natural attractions, including an ecological reserve, lush park, and mountain treks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu Mazzaropi, then stroll through Estr. p/ O Pico do Itapeva, and then get to know the fascinating history of Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pindamonhangaba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Joao del Rei to Pindamonhangaba takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Joao del Rei in February: highs in Pindamonhangaba hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Pindamonhangaba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe, Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque, Museu Mazzaropi
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Estr. p/ O Pico do Itapeva ©
Estr. p/ O Pico do Itapeva
Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque ©
Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque

2
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Praca da Baleia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach, then meet the residents at Ubatuba Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar, and finally steep yourself in history at Ruinas do Presidio da Ilha Anchieta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ubatuba trip maker site .

You can drive from Pindamonhangaba to Ubatuba in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pindamonhangaba to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Ubatuba Aquarium ©
Ubatuba Aquarium

3
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.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco and then kick back and relax at Meio Beach.

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Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Nature Beaches
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Cachoeira do Toboga ©
Cachoeira do Toboga

3
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and finally admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder app .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Museums Beaches
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Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©

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