29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 1 night
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive
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Paraty
— 4 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha do Piquinho, and stroll through Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get much hotter in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Porto de Galinhas

— 1 night

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas day trip site.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Rio de Janeiro

— 4 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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and wander the streets of Santa Teresa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Arraial do Cabo

— 1 night

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then kick back and relax at Farol Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo vacation planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

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 12th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk and then don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Paraty.
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Paraty

— 4 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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Centro Historico, explore the activities along Paraty Bay, witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, and get outside with Birds Parati.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paraty tour planner.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Paraty in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Ilha Grande

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morcego Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and surround yourself with nature on LiG Lanchas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole and then stroll through Praia da Galheta. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Campeche.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis vacation builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. When traveling from Ilha Grande in January, plan for little chillier days in Florianopolis, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Gramado

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Tue), walk around Mini Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gramado using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

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 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, you will find days in Sao Paulo are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

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.