33 days in Brazil Itinerary

33 days in Brazil Itinerary

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33 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + shuttle:  21​h 30​min
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Gramado
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
7
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
8
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  10​h
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Natal
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: 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, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stop by Nata Artesanato, and browse the exhibits of Casa Jerimum.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Riyadh to Porto de Galinhas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: highs in Porto de Galinhas hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

2
nights
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 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and then wander the streets of Pelourinho. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salvador trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Salvador takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salvador are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

2
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, wander the streets of Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Sao Paulo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salvador in January since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
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.
When in Gramado, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Tres Coroas, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Mini Mundo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gramado trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game
Snowland ©
Snowland

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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

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
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao da Lagoa, stroll through Praia Mole, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Internacional and then get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

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Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January: highs in Florianopolis hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach

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 Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Getting from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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, admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Cachoeira Santa Barbara
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Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 2 hours. January in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parrachos de Maracajau. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, walk around Parque das Dunas, and then look for gifts at Luciana Artesanatos Nordestinos.

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

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Natal by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal. In January, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach

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