31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Brno
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Petropolis
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
4
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
9
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
10
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brno

1
night
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Palacio das Artes, learn about all things military at Museu Historico dos Militares Mineiros, examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, then explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, then look for gifts at Shopping Contagem, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Brasileiro do Futebol. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu De Artes & Oficios, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, admire the masterpieces at Cemig Centre of Popular Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Sao Jose, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Azul.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Brno, Czech Republic to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Belo Horizonte are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Azul, Shopping Contagem
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Palacio das Artes ©
Palacio das Artes
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale ©
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, see the interesting displays at Museu da Pharmacia, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Betrayal, and finally see the interesting displays at Aberto Cidade Viva Museum. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, browse for treasures at Josimar Guimaraes - Escritorio de Arte, then see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petropolis.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia

2
nights
Petropolis

Petropolis ©
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro, explore the galleries of Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, then examine the collection at Imperial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Itaipava, and finally steep yourself in history at La Grande Vallee. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serra dos Orgaos National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Petropolis trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Petropolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Petropolis

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos ©
Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
La Grande Vallee ©
La Grande Vallee

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gruta Nossa Senhora Aparecida and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Take a break from the city and head to Grumixama Beach and Sitio Forte Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Morcego Beach, kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Ilha Grande.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Petropolis to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. July in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach
Santo Antonio Beach ©
Santo Antonio Beach

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.
Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage will appeal to history buffs. Visit Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca 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.
Do your shopping at Paulista Avenue and The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park.

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

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 little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

1
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 17th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Foz do Iguacu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

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

3
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.
Do your shopping at Caixa Cultural Brasilia and Parkshopping. Get in touch with nature at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves and Parque Olhos D'agua. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, examine the collection at National Museum of the Brazilian Republic, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brasilia, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, wander the streets of Pelourinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and finally contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ferrao mansion house, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Modelo, then see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Press.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salvador day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Salvador. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Get in touch with nature at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand & Instituto Ricardo Brennand). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Projeto Hippocampus, view the masterpieces at Atelie Gilberto Carcara, browse the exhibits of Casa Jerimum, and explore the striking landscape at Outeiro church and panoramic view.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas day trip planning tool .

Getting from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Recife, 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

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fernando de Noronha will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Sueste and Conceicao Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Baia do Sancho, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and take an in-depth tour of Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In July in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island

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