24 days in Brazil Itinerary

24 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Sao Paulo
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Recife
— 1 night
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
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Recife
— 1 night
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Belo Horizonte
— 10 nights
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 28th (Sun), walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Sao Paulo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 21°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Recife.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Recife

— 1 night

Brazilian Venice

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.
To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Recife trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Recife in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Recife reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. You will leave for Porto de Galinhas on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Muro Alto Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

Recife

— 1 night

Brazilian Venice

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo, examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Recife online travel route planner.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Recife in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Belo Horizonte

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belo Horizonte: Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape (in Igarape), Brumadinho (Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer & Inhotim) and Pico do Itabirito (in Itabirito). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, admire the landmark architecture of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte tour planner.

Fly from Recife to Belo Horizonte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Recife in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Belo Horizonte. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 14:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 3 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Armacao dos Buzios side-trips: Cabo Frio (Praia do Forte & Largo de Sao Benedito) and Arraial do Cabo (Forno Beach & Farol Beach). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, kick back and relax at Tartaruga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geriba Beach, and appreciate the history behind Escultura Os Tres Pescadores.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip builder website.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Armacao dos Buzios by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally go for a walk through Avenida Atlantica. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque Lage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder website.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Brazil travel guide

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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.