30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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30 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Salvador
— 1 night
2
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tamandare
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Mateiros
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Jalapao State Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Chapada das Mesas National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Cavalcante
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
12
Ouro Preto
— 1 day
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  6​h
13
Arraial do Cabo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
15
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then take a stroll through Pelourinho, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then stroll through Praia do Porto da Barra, then take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salvador trip builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Salvador is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Salvador due to the time zone difference. In November, Salvador is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, then examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu do Trem.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Recife tour builder tool .

Getting from Salvador to Recife by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Recife sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Olinda
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Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Outeiro church and panoramic view and Casa Jerimum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Muro Alto Beach and Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe, see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, and take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Gilberto Carcara.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip app .

Traveling by car from Recife to Porto de Galinhas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamandare.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

So Arte
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

2
nights
Tamandare

Tamandare ©
Beaches and natural rock pools remain top draws on most Tamandare itineraries, though the relatively small coastal town also offers a surprisingly lively restaurant scene.
On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Xareu Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, and then stroll through Carneiros Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Maragogi Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and then see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tamandare online trip maker .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in November, plan for little chillier nights in Tamandare, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Tamandare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maragogi
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Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

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 a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Sueste and Baia do Sancho. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Conceicao Beach, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tamandare to Fernando de Noronha by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tamandare to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tamandare in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

1
day
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca, then explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capivara Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lencois Maranhenses National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Lencois Maranhenses National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Lencois Maranhenses National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mateiros.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
day
Mateiros

Mateiros
Mateiros translates into English as "Bushmen"--given the rugged nature surrounding the town of around 1,800 inhabitants, it's a highly appropriate label.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Fervedouro Mumbuca, get outside with Novaventura, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas do Jalapao.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mateiros trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Mateiros. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Jalapao State Park.

Things to do in Mateiros

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Jalapao State Park

Jalapao State Park ©
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cachoeira da Fumaca and then take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Espirito Santo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jalapao State Park day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mateiros to Jalapao State Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Chapada das Mesas National Park.

Things to do in Jalapao State Park

Nature Parks
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Serra do Espirito Santo ©
Serra do Espirito Santo
Cachoeira da Fumaca ©
Cachoeira da Fumaca

1
day
Chapada das Mesas National Park

Chapada das Mesas National Park
To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chapada das Mesas National Park visit app .

Explore your travel options from Jalapao State Park to Chapada das Mesas National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jalapao State Park to Chapada das Mesas National Park due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Alto Paraiso de Goias on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Chapada das Mesas National Park

Nature Parks
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sertao Zen, admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chapada das Mesas National Park to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cavalcante.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Cavalcante

Cavalcante
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cavalcante was once the domain of optimistic excavators who hoped to strike it rich.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Santa Barbara Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Prata.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cavalcante tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cavalcante takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Cavalcante

Nature Parks
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, look for gifts at Ita Gemas, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Betrayal, and finally examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ouro Preto driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cavalcante to Ouro Preto. The time zone difference when traveling from Cavalcante to Ouro Preto is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto

1
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Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, kick back and relax at Farol Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Obelisco Americo Vespucio. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Grande, then cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, and finally stroll through Forno Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arraial do Cabo travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Arraial do Cabo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Arraial do Cabo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

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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.
Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Pedra do Arpoador and Leblon Beach. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

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

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dreamland Foz, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

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