29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America travel route maker

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Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
5
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive
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Lima Duarte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu

— 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu road trip planning app.

Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Gramado

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro. On the next day, walk around Mini Mundo, then examine the collection at Mundo de Chocolate, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Sao Paulo

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then wander the streets of Centro Historico. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Ilha Grande

— 2 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande online itinerary planner.

Getting from Paraty to Ilha Grande by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Rio de Janeiro

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and walk around Parque Lage.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach and then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras and then enjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima Duarte.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

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

Lima Duarte

— 2 nights
The golden days of Lima Duarte may be long gone, but the former mining hub's appeal lingers on.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cachoeirinha and then walk around Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Arco-Iris and then buy something for everyone on your list at Independencia Shopping.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lima Duarte tour planner.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Lima Duarte in 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in January, with highs in Lima Duarte at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Lima Duarte

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Ouro Preto

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, and then steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso.

Make your Ouro Preto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Lima Duarte to Ouro Preto in 4 hours. Traveling from Lima Duarte in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ouro Preto, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Belo Horizonte

— 3 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.
Take a break from Belo Horizonte with a short trip to Inhotim in Brumadinho, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, see the interesting displays at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte, and pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belo Horizonte trip maker website.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

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 Minas Gerais travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.