24 days in Brazil Itinerary

24 days in Brazil Itinerary

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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:  2 h 15 min
8
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
9
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder.

Winnipeg, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In January, Rio de Janeiro is much hotter than Winnipeg - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Casa Azul (in Sabara), Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, stroll around Parque das Mangabeiras, examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Congonhas, Rei Do Mato Cave, Barragem Benfica, Capela de Sao Sebastiao, Casa Azul
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

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 take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Belo Horizonte to Tiradentes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in January: high temperatures in Tiradentes hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Shopping Museums
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Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos ©
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos

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): don't miss a visit to Rua das Casas Tortas and then look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Joao del Rei route website.

Sao Joao del Rei is very close to Tiradentes. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Joao del Rei can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pindamonhangaba.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Shopping Historic Sites
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Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas ©
Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas
Rua das Casas Tortas ©
Rua das Casas Tortas

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Museu Mazzaropi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Estr. p/ O Pico do Itapeva, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pindamonhangaba trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Joao del Rei to Pindamonhangaba by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sao Joao del Rei in February, you will find days in Pindamonhangaba are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Pindamonhangaba

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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
Museu Mazzaropi ©
Museu Mazzaropi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Praca da Baleia. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ubatuba Aquarium, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar, and finally contemplate the long history of Ruinas do Presidio da Ilha Anchieta.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ubatuba journey planning app.

Drive from Pindamonhangaba to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pindamonhangaba to Ubatuba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow 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

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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 stroll through Meio Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty is 1 hour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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

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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande itinerary builder website.

Getting from Paraty to Ilha Grande by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
On the 11th (Tue), learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, then stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, then explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and finally see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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