29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Get in touch with nature at Meio Beach and Juquehy Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Itamambuca Beach and Museu Mazzaropi. Take a break from Ubatuba with a short trip to Praia do Cachadaco in Trindade, about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Felix Beach and kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba online holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ubatuba is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paraty, Juquehy Beach, Museu Mazzaropi
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Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach

4
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Family-friendly places like Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Bonete Beach will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Jabaquara Beach and Maresias Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Feiticeira, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ilhabela vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ubatuba to Ilhabela in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Ilhabela sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
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Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

5
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.
Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Fernando de Noronha by combination of ferry, bus, shuttle, and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ilhabela in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

4
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado. Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia de Taipe and Ilha dos Aquarios. When in Porto Seguro, make a side trip to see Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia, approximately Santa Cruz Cabralia away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia dos Coqueiros, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, don't miss a visit to Largo da Ajuda, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Porto Seguro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda ©
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip builder.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Visiting Lagoinha do Leste and Guarda do Embau Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Matadeiro Beach and Pinheira Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Praia de Bombas (in Bombas) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). It doesn't end there: stroll through Praia Mole and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florianopolis holiday planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you will find days in Florianopolis are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palhoca, Praia de Bombas, Bombinhas Beach
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Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach

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