28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil route planner

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Salvador
— 3 nights
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Aracaju
— 1 night
Fly
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Petrolina
— 1 night
Fly
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Maceio
— 1 night
Fly
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Recife
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joao Pessoa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Teresina
— 1 night
Fly
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Natal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
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Fortaleza
— 3 nights
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Salvador

— 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
When in Salvador, make a side trip to see Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Senhor Do Bonfim, approximately Senhor Do Bonfim away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pelourinho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, and examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Salvador road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Salvador. February in Salvador sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Aracaju.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Aracaju

— 1 night

Cashew Tree of the Parrots

The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural de Aracaju, then examine the collection at Museu da Gente Sergipana, and then kick back and relax at Croa do Gore. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Formadores de Nacionalidade, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passarela do Caranguejo, and then appreciate the history behind Orla de Atalaia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aracaju online travel planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Aracaju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Aracaju sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Petrolina.

Things to do in Aracaju

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Petrolina

— 1 night
Originally built as a sister city to neighboring Juazeiro, Petrolina has grown to become Pernambuco’s largest municipality.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sao Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora Rainha dos Anjos Matriz, then get engrossed in the history at Museu do Sertao, and finally make a trip to Bododromo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Petrolina holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Aracaju to Petrolina takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Aracaju in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Petrolina, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Maceio.

Things to do in Petrolina

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Maceio

— 1 night

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Frances Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Gunga, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Maria Madalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipioca, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Pajucara.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maceio trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Petrolina to Maceio by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Petrolina in February: highs in Maceio hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Recife.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Recife

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Cupe beach, Muro Alto Beach, &more) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, stroll through Boa Viagem Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall, and browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Recife day trip planning site.

Fly from Maceio to Recife in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maceio in February, Recife is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Joao Pessoa

— 2 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Francisco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Tambaba, and then stroll through Coqueirinho Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Joao Pessoa attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Recife to Joao Pessoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. February in Joao Pessoa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Teresina.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Teresina

— 1 night

Capital of Sun and Light

Prepare for some hot and sticky weather as you head to Teresina, a city of nearly a million people perched between the Parnaiba and Poti rivers.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Benedito, get outside with Nova Potycabana, then stop by Teresina Shopping, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Sao Jose Operario.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Teresina itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Joao Pessoa to Teresina takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Natal.

Things to do in Teresina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Natal

— 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Praia Da Pipa (in Praia da Pipa). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach, look for gifts at Luciana Artesanatos Nordestinos, and see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Natal trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Teresina to Natal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Natal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Fernando de Noronha

— 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha road trip website.

Fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In February in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

Fortaleza

— 3 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Praia de Cumbuco (in Cumbuco). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Sao Pedro, take advantage of the amenities at Crocobeach, and stroll through Iracema Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fortaleza road trip planning site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza. In February, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

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.