30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
4
Gramado
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
8
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Newark

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas visit planner.

Newark, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 ©
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, with highs in Sao Paulo at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gramado travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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 (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and then ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, pause for some photo ops at Memorial JK, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brasilia when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

6
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, hike along Sertao Zen, and head outdoors with Cachoeira do Garimpao.

Plan a Alto Paraiso de Goias trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo

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