29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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29 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  28​h
1
Manaus
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Curitiba
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
You've added Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, Teatro Amazonas, Palacete Provincial, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manaus road trip planning site .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Manaus is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Manaus due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Manaus, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Teatro Amazonas ©
Teatro Amazonas
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

1
night
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church as well as Chapada Imperial. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chapada Imperial. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional, and finally make a trip to Torre de Televisao.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Brasilia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Brasilia. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manaus in September, with highs in Brasilia at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapada Imperial
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Chapada Imperial ©
Chapada Imperial
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Torre de Televisao ©
Torre de Televisao

3
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
You've added Passeio Publico, Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, Praca da Espanha, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, see the interesting displays at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, and walk around Parque Barigui.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Curitiba trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in September, things will get a bit cooler in Curitiba: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Parque Barigui ©
Parque Barigui

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, Afro Brazil Museum, Parque da Independencia, and other attractions. There's much more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Curitiba in September, you will find days in Sao Paulo are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ilha Fiscal, Morro da Urca, Parque Nacional Tijuca, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
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.
You've added Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, Andorinhas Waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, go deep underground at Mina do Chico Rei, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Andorinhas Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto day trip app .

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. September in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
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Andorinhas Waterfall ©
Andorinhas Waterfall
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto

2
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igreja Sao Jose, MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Serra Da Moeda, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Historic Sites
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Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Palacio da Liberdade ©
Palacio da Liberdade

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ordem Terceira do Carmo church, Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, Basilica Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and finally take a stroll through Pelourinho. On the next day, make a trip to Ponta de Humaita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then see the interesting displays at Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ordem Terceira do Carmo church.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salvador online route maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salvador, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Sao Francisco Church and Convent ©
Sao Francisco Church and Convent

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park as well as Praia do Cacimba do Padre. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. Traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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