31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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

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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 4th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk and then make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios online tour itinerary builder .

Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Instituto Ricardo Brennand (in Recife). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online journey maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Porto de Galinhas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia dos Carneiros, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Instituto Ricardo Brennand
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

6
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. November in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, head outdoors with Cachoeira do Garimpao, admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Carioquinhas ©
Cachoeira Carioquinhas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional, admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brasilia trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Brasilia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace
Museo Nacional ©
Museo Nacional

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gramado.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): walk around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Black Lake, then get in on the family fun at Snowland, and finally do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then make a trip to Rua Coberta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, and finally admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gramado trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, then do a tasting at Vinicola Cainelli, then do a tasting at Viapiana Winery, and finally do a tasting at Casa Fontanari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Vale dos Vinhedos, learn about winemaking at Angheben Vinhos Finos, then do a tasting at Vinicola Valmarino, and finally go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Viapiana Winery, Vinicola Valmarino
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Casa Fontanari ©
Casa Fontanari
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos

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nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Change things up with a short trip to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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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

5
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 in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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