30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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30 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h
2
Maragogi
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
6
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tombo Beach and Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Temple of Solomon. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Canto do Forte Beach (in Praia Grande) and Guaruja (Praia de Pernambuco, Praia de Sao Pedro, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS, take a stroll through Batman Alley, look for gifts at Livraria Cultura, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo travel planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guaruja, Canto do Forte Beach
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Temple of Solomon ©
Temple of Solomon
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach ©
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Ponta de Mangue and Taocas. Get outdoors at Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles and Lages Beach. Go for a jaunt from Maragogi to Tamandare to see Capela de Sao Benedito about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Xareu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maragogi visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Maragogi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Pedras, Capela de Sao Benedito, Bitingui Beach
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Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Lages Beach ©
Lages Beach

4
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.
Let the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Capela de Sao Pedro and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caraiva Beach and Satu Beach. Relax by the water at Rio da Barra Beach and Guaiu Beach. Step out of Porto Seguro with an excursion to Santo Andre Beach in Santo Andre--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rio Verde Beach, stroll through Juacema Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro travel planning tool .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January since evenings lows in Porto Seguro dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Cabralia
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Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista

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.
Visit Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Parque Lage for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Camboinhas Beach in Niteroi, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and stop by BarraShopping.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Porto Seguro in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rio de Janeiro, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach, stroll through Lagoa Azul, kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, then stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Beach, then delve into the distant past at Aqueduto, then stroll through Santo Antonio Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In February in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida. Get some historical perspective at Morro do Cruzeiro and Igreja de Sao Benedito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubatuba: Praia do Cachadaco (in Trindade), Igreja Matriz (in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga) and Paraty (Fora Beach (Ranchos) & Cepilho Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia Vermelha Do Norte, stroll through Praia do Bonete, admire the sheer force of Prumirim Waterfall, and trek along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ubatuba tour site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paraty, Aparecida, Igreja Matriz
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Praia Vermelha Do Norte ©
Praia Vermelha Do Norte
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

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nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Get in touch with nature at Pauba Beach and Praia do Guaeca. Get a sense of the local culture at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church and Capela Sao Benedito e Sant' Anna. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Praia das Calhetas (in Sao Sebastiao) and Maresias (Maresias Beach & Maresias - Pauba Trail). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Da Toca, enjoy the sand and surf at Pereque Beach, examine the collection at Museu Nautico Ilhabela, and stroll through Saco da Capela Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Ilhabela takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela. In February, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Praia do Guaeca ©
Praia do Guaeca
Cachoeira Da Toca ©
Cachoeira Da Toca

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nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Armacao Beach, kick back and relax at Morro das Pedras Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ribeirao da Ilha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Naufragados Beach, and finally examine the collection at Casa do Barao Center for the Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Casa do Barao Center for the Arts
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Morro das Pedras Beach ©
Morro das Pedras Beach
Naufragados Beach ©
Naufragados Beach
Ribeirao da Ilha ©
Ribeirao da Ilha

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