23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil holiday planner

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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Drive to Lídice, Bus to Cachoeira Paulista, Taxi to Campos Do Jordao
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Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 6 nights

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Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

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 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, then examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, and then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Praca Israel Pinheiro, don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras, then walk around Parque das Mangabeiras, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and finally look for gifts at DUNN Cervejaria.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Belo Horizonte. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, then stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Paraty

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti, then contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, wander the streets of Centro Historico, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa da Cultura de Paraty, then stroll through Meio Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Ubatuba

— 2 nights

Surf Capital

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 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach, then make a trip to Praca do Cruzeiro, then meet the residents at Projeto Tamar, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ubatuba Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ruinas do Presidio da Ilha Anchieta, kick back and relax at Domingas Dias Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ubatuba planning site.

You can drive from Paraty to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Ilha Grande

— 2 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, then kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Aqueduto, then kick back and relax at Praia Preta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Feiticeira Beach, and finally stroll through Lagoa Azul.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande online trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In February in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Campos Do Jordao

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Amantikir Park, make a trip to Praca Julio Domingues Pereira, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ducha de Prata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, and then get great views at Morro do Elefante.

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Do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi from Ilha Grande to Campos Do Jordao in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Liberdade, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo tour planner.

Getting from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around Parque Barigui, wander the streets of Bairro de Santa Felicidade, and then take a memorable drive along Estrada Da Graciosa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, then explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and then stroll around Tangua Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Curitiba online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect nights in Curitiba to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Brasilia

— 6 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasilia: Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola (in Abadiania) and Flona - Floresta Nacional de Brasilia (in Taguatinga). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, don't miss a visit to Torre de Televisao, admire the striking features of Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brasilia tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Angra Dos Reis travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Islands · Bodies of Water
Consisting of an island for every day of the year, the municipality of Angra dos Reis has incredible tourism potential because it's surrounded by rugged natural scenery. The town itself has been overwhelmed by industrialization--with an oil terminal and a large port dominating its once-spectacular coastline, along with two nearby nuclear power plants. Head a few kilometers out of town to see the coast as it once was, with pristine waters and flourishing tropical vegetation. There's plenty to enjoy on the 365 islands, some of which are owned by wealthy celebrities and businesspeople.