31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  10​h
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Gramado
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Recife and see Instituto Ricardo Brennand, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, and examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Porto de Galinhas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Porto de Galinhas hover around 85°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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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 ©

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

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
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

3
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, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado, take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sertao Zen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alto Paraiso de Goias using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Brasilia planner .

Take a bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geriba Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Brasilia to Armacao dos Buzios in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online holiday maker .

Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bento Goncalves.

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
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Explore Bento Goncalves' surroundings by going to Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira), Cristo (in Guapore) and Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Luiz Argenta & Vinicola Salvattore). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia and steep yourself in history at Caminhos de Pedra.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Vinicola Valmarino, Cristo
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): walk around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Black Lake, then find something for the whole family at Snowland, and finally do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip builder .

You can drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu route planner.

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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