28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

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28 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
2
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
6
Campo Grande
— 1 night
7
Bonito
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Corumba
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
9
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
10
Chapada Diamantina National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
11
Morro de Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
12
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Frankfurt

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-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. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra ©
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra

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Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul and then kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Feiticeira, enjoy the sand and surf at Crena Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santo Antonio Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In August in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Santo Antonio Beach ©
Santo Antonio Beach

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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 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cepilho Beach and then kick back and relax at Brava or Joatinga Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paraty trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cepilho Beach ©
Cepilho Beach

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro De Sao Bento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and finally admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil ©
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil

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Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Buddhist Temple and Triple Frontier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho and Dreamland Foz will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, and have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Campo Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

1
night
Campo Grande

Campo Grande
Built on agricultural traditions, Campo Grande has grown rapidly, from a rural village in 1875 to a thriving metropolis of more than 800,000 people.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Campo Grande road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Campo Grande takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Campo Grande due to the time zone difference. In August, Campo Grande is somewhat warmer than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Bonito.

Things to do in Campo Grande

Historic Sites
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Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Step out of the city life by going to Gruta Sao Mateus and Figueira Beach. Our Lady Imaculada Conceicao church and Casa da memoria Raida are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Serra da Bodoquena National Park. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Barra do Sucuri, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquario de Bonito, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Udu Ceramica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bonito trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Campo Grande to Bonito in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Corumba.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Our Lady Imaculada Conceicao church
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Gruta Sao Mateus ©
Gruta Sao Mateus
Barra do Sucuri ©
Barra do Sucuri
Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena ©

2
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Corumba

Corumba ©
Corumba, a gateway to the world's largest tropical wetlands, offers plenty to go with the natural sights that surround it.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei do Pantanal, then don't miss a visit to Forte Junqueira, and then take a memorable drive along Estrada Parque do Pantanal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa de Cultura Luiz de Albuquerque, get engrossed in the history at Pantanal Man Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora, then admire the landmark architecture of Casario do Porto, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Historia do Pantanal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Corumba day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bonito to Corumba takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Corumba

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Casa de Cultura Luiz de Albuquerque ©
Museu de Historia do Pantanal ©
Museu de Historia do Pantanal
Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora

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Salvador

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador online itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corumba to Salvador. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Corumba in August, plan for little chillier days in Salvador, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chapada Diamantina National Park.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Sao Francisco Church and Convent ©
Sao Francisco Church and Convent

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Chapada Diamantina National Park

Chapada Diamantina National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll through Rampa do Caim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Pantanal de Marimbus, then admire all the interesting features of Garimpo da Verruga, and then admire the masterpieces at Galeria Arte & Memoria.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chapada Diamantina National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salvador to Chapada Diamantina National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Chapada Diamantina National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Igatu, Galeria Arte & Memoria
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Pantanal de Marimbus ©
Pantanal de Marimbus
Galeria Arte & Memoria ©
Galeria Arte & Memoria

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Morro de Sao Paulo

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia do Mirante, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, then stroll through Quarta Praia, and finally look for gifts at Eco Store. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Segunda Praia, then don't miss a visit to Fonte Grande, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruinas da Fortaleza do Tapirandu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Chapada Diamantina National Park to Morro de Sao Paulo with the Route module. When traveling from Chapada Diamantina National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morro de Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Salvador.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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Salvador

Salvador ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, see the interesting displays at Sister Dulce memorial, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salvador day trip app .

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Salvador by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado ©
Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado

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