22 days in Brazil Itinerary

22 days in Brazil Itinerary

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22 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15 h
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Ilhabela
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Sao Paulo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In September, Sao Paulo is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

1
night
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 12th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Vermelha and then kick back and relax at Curral Beach.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Ilhabela by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

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 13th (Fri), hike along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas, then take in the awesome beauty at Corcovado Peak, and then contemplate the long history of Ruinas do Presidio da Ilha Anchieta. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Prumirim Island, then see the interesting displays at Museu a Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ubatuba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Corcovado Peak ©
Corcovado Peak
Prumirim Island ©
Prumirim Island

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.
On the 15th (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Poco da Laje, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paraty trip planning app .

You can drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Speed Boats Tours
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco

1
night
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 17th (Tue): make a trip to Serra do Sao Jose and then take in the pleasant sights at Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Scarlatelli Arte & Decor, then take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally admire the striking features of Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tiradentes road trip planner.

Getting from Paraty to Tiradentes by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tiradentes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sao Joao del Rei
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Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas ©
Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), and finally see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Municipal Das Andorinhas, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tiradentes in September; daily highs in Ouro Preto reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, then pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Palacio das Artes, get outside with Magrela's Life Style, and then see where the action happens at Estadio Mineirao.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Outdoors Shopping Museums
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Magrela's Life Style ©
Magrela's Life Style
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach, then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, then make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Porto da Barra Buzios. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Mirante de Joao Fernandes and then kick back and relax at Praia do Forte.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Armacao dos Buzios in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online day trip planner .

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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