26 days in Brazil Itinerary

26 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Barra do Garcas
— 1 night
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
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Sao Domingos
— 2 nights
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Montes Claros
— 2 nights
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Diamantina
— 1 night
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Serra do Cipo
— 3 nights
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Aiuruoca
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
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Bananal
— 5 nights
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Marechal Rondon Airport

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Barra do Garcas

On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Peixe Cachara Monument, kick back and relax at Praia da Arara, and then don't miss a visit to Praca dos Garimpeiros.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barra do Garcas trip maker site.

Cuiaba to Barra do Garcas is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Barra do Garcas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

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Alto Paraiso de Goias

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and then take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias online tour planner.

You can drive from Barra do Garcas to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sao Domingos.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

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Sao Domingos

On the 12th (Thu), Head underground at Caverna da Angelica and then explore the striking landscape of Terra Ronca State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Domingos route maker site.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Sao Domingos in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Montes Claros on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Sao Domingos

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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Montes Claros

Montes Claros is a city located in northern Minas Gerais state, in Brazil. On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Regional do Norte de Minas Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Montes Claros shopping, and then examine the collection at Folclorico Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montes Claros itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sao Domingos to Montes Claros in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Montes Claros can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diamantina.

Things to do in Montes Claros

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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Diamantina

Formerly a center of the region's diamond mining industry, Diamantina today boasts well-preserved Baroque architecture in its UNESCO-protected historic center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Biribiri, then browse the exhibits of Casa Gloria, and finally stop by Reinvent Arte Artesanato. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus and then see the interesting displays at Museu do Diamante.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Diamantina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montes Claros to Diamantina takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Serra do Cipo.

Things to do in Diamantina

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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Serra do Cipo

The world's leading national park in terms of plants per square meter, Serra do Cipo National Park offers plentiful natural attractions across a vast landscape that was once entirely underwater.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Serra Morena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo. On the next day, head outdoors with Cachoeira da Farofa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cachoeira Grande, and then get engrossed in the history at Nha Rita Cultural Space Cipo Farm Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Serra do Cipo trip planner.

Drive from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo in 4 hours. Traveling from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aiuruoca.

Things to do in Serra do Cipo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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Aiuruoca

Aiuruoca is a city in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Get some cultural insight at Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador and Igreja Nha Chica. Step out of the city life by going to Cachoeira dos Garcias and Parque das Águas de Lambari. Change things up with these side-trips from Aiuruoca: Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat (in Baependi), Parque das Aguas de Cambuquira (in Cambuquira) and Mirante do Morro do Caxambu (in Caxambu).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aiuruoca road trip planner.

Drive from Serra do Cipo to Aiuruoca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Aiuruoca, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Aiuruoca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

5
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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.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Paulista Avenue and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to Tombo Beach in Guaruja--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Liberdade, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel planner.

Getting from Aiuruoca to Sao Paulo by car takes about 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bananal.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

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Bananal

Bananal is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ilhas da Gipoia Beach and Cataguas Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jardim Botanico da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro and Museu Casa da Hera. Get out of town with these interesting Bananal side-trips: Parque Arqueologico e Ambiental de Sao Joao Marcos (in Rio Claro), House of Culture Jose Francisco Madeira de Viveiros (in Mendes) and Santa Teresinha Church (in Seropedica). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Ilha Grande State Park, relax in the rural setting at Fazenda dos Coqueiros, contemplate the long history of Fazenda Resgate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Senhor Bom Jesus do Livramento.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bananal tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Bananal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Bananal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bananal

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.

State of Sao Paulo travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Parks · Specialty Museums
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.