30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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30 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Uberlandia
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
Santos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sao Sebastiao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Vitoria
— 1 night
6
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ilheus
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
8
Salvador
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
9
Aracaju
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Maceio
— 2 nights
11
Recife
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Natal
— 2 nights
14
Fortaleza
— 2 nights
15
Sao Luis
— 1 night
16
Belem
— 1 night
End: Uberlandia

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Santos

Santos ©
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Coffee Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santos day trip planner.

Uberlandia to Santos is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Santos

Parks Museums
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Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos ©
Coffee Museum ©
Coffee Museum

1
night
Sao Sebastiao

Sao Sebastiao ©
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Camburi Beach and then stroll through Juquehy Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Sebastiao road trip planner.

You can drive from Santos to Sao Sebastiao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Sebastiao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach

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nights
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 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take a stroll through Centro Historico. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: choose your vessel at Vela&Aventura.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paraty trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sao Sebastiao to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Vela&Aventura ©
Vela&Aventura

6
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, get great views at Leblon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Vitoria

Vitoria ©
Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Terceira Ponte, then admire the architecture and history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vitoria trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January in Vitoria, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Vitoria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vila Velha
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Costa Beach ©
Costa Beach
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent ©
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Passarela do Descobrimento, then don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street, and then look for gifts at Terima Kasih. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Taipe Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Quadrado.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip planning app .

Getting from Vitoria to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ilheus.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Taipe Beach ©
Taipe Beach
Passarela do Descobrimento ©
Passarela do Descobrimento
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda ©
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda

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nights
Ilheus

Ilheus ©
Nestled in the heart of Brazil's cacao-producing region, Ilheus offers a blend of attractive architecture, coastal scenery, and intriguing history.
On the 21st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Fazenda Yrere, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, and then trek along Encantos Turismo. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Havaizinho Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilheus vacation builder site .

Getting from Porto Seguro to Ilheus by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ilheus are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Ilheus

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Itacare
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Encantos Turismo ©
Encantos Turismo
Itacarezinho Beach ©
Itacarezinho Beach
Sao Sebastiao Cathedral ©
Sao Sebastiao Cathedral

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nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, and finally see the interesting displays at Abelardo Rodrigues museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra, and finally examine the collection at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salvador vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ilheus to Salvador in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salvador are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aracaju.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Beaches Historic Sites
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

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night
Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Memorial Center of Science and Technology in Sergipe, then get engrossed in the history at Centro Cultural de Aracaju, then examine the collection at Museu da Gente Sergipana, and finally take in the waterfront at Orla de Atalaia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aracaju driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Aracaju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Aracaju

Museums
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Centro Cultural de Aracaju ©
Centro Cultural de Aracaju
Orla de Atalaia ©
Orla de Atalaia

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Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Frances Beach and then stroll through Gunga Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Verde Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Aracaju to Maceio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Maceio when traveling from Aracaju in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gunga Beach, Frances Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach

3
nights
Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, Atelie Gilberto Carcara, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Recife attractions planner .

Getting from Maceio to Recife by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©

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night
Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
On the 31st (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Jacare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tambau Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joao Pessoa travel planner.

You can drive from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Joao Pessoa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Natal.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Jacare
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Tambau Beach ©
Tambau Beach

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Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau and then explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Dunas Park and then kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Natal online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Natal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Natal sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Beaches
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 3rd (Sun), cool off at Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Iracema Beach and then stroll through Morro Branco.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fortaleza online travel planner .

Fly from Natal to Fortaleza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Park
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Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

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Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Brittur Locacao e Turismo, explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, then look for gifts at Casa das Tulhas, then steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sao Luis trip planner .

You can fly from Fortaleza to Sao Luis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sao Luis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Belem.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Casa das Tulhas ©
Casa das Tulhas

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Belem

Belem ©
With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, then don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Joao Batista, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte do Presepio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belem trip builder site .

Getting from Sao Luis to Belem by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Belem can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belem

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare ©
Estacao das Docas ©
Estacao das Docas
Forte do Presepio ©
Forte do Presepio

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