31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Salvador
— 4 nights
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Aracaju
— 1 night
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Petrolina
— 1 night
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Maceio
— 1 night
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Recife
— 5 nights
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Joao Pessoa
— 2 nights
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Teresina
— 1 night
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Natal
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
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Fortaleza
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Salvador

— 4 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim), Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte). There's lots more to do: stop by Pelourinho, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador online travel route planner.

Sao Paulo to Salvador is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Salvador. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Aracaju.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Aracaju

— 1 night

Cashew Tree of the Parrots

The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Monumento aos Formadores de Nacionalidade and then get to know the fascinating history of Passarela do Caranguejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Orla de Atalaia, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Gente Sergipana, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Jose.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aracaju online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Aracaju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Aracaju are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Petrolina.

Things to do in Aracaju

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Petrolina

— 1 night
Originally built as a sister city to neighboring Juazeiro, Petrolina has grown to become Pernambuco’s largest municipality.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Artes Ana das Carrancas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sao Francisco, then make a trip to Orla de Petrolina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral - Igreja Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Petrolina road trip website.

You can fly from Aracaju to Petrolina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Aracaju in October, you will find days in Petrolina are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Maceio.

Things to do in Petrolina

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Maceio

— 1 night

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Sniper Maceio, kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Lamai Terapais Orientais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Frances Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Gunga, and then make a trip to Teatro Gustavo Leite.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio trip planner.

Fly from Petrolina to Maceio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Petrolina in October: highs in Maceio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Recife.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Recife

— 5 nights

Brazilian Venice

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Porto de Galinhas (Pontal de Maracaipe, Muro Alto Beach, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and take in the views from Mauricio de Nassau Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Recife online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Maceio to Recife in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Recife when traveling from Maceio in October, with lows around 28°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Joao Pessoa

— 2 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Farol Do Cabo Branco, then kick back and relax at Cabo Branco Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tambau Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Joao Pessoa road trip planner.

Getting from Recife to Joao Pessoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Teresina.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Teresina

— 1 night

Capital of Sun and Light

Prepare for some hot and sticky weather as you head to Teresina, a city of nearly a million people perched between the Parnaiba and Poti rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the views from Joao Luis Ferreira Metallic Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Sao Jose Operario, walk around Parque Estacao da Cidadania, then admire the architecture and history at Convento Sao Benedito, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Benedito.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Teresina trip planner.

You can fly from Joao Pessoa to Teresina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Joao Pessoa in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Teresina: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Teresina

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Natal

— 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Natal is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau, examine the collection at Museu Camara Cascudo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Natal travel site.

Getting from Teresina to Natal by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Teresina in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Natal: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Fernando de Noronha

— 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha tour builder.

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:

Fortaleza

— 4 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Explore Fortaleza's surroundings by going to Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Cumbuco (Lagoa do Parnamirim, Praia de Cumbuco, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia do Futuro, tour or see a show at Centro de Eventos do Ceara, enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach, and test your team's savvy at Escape 60.

Plan trip to Fortaleza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.