35 days in Brazil Itinerary

35 days in Brazil Itinerary

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35 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Natal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 45​min
7
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Curitiba
— 3 nights
10
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
11
Gramado
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo visit planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. In July in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, and finally take a stroll through Pelourinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salvador tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Salvador, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

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

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 Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand & Instituto Ricardo Brennand). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros, 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
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cajueiro de Pirangi. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Parque das Dunas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Natal trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Natal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In August in Natal, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Parque das Dunas ©
Parque das Dunas

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernando de Noronha, trek along trilha Costa Azul, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Natal in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to 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
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Santa Barbara, make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature

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 15th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then see the interesting displays at Espaco Lucio Costa, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brasilia day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

3
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Change things up with a short trip to Familia Fardo Vinicola in Quatro Barras (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, take a memorable drive along Estrada Da Graciosa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, and examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Curitiba online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in August, plan for slightly colder days in Curitiba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

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 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu day trip site .

You can fly from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in August: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) 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

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula) and Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple (in Tres Coroas). There's still lots to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, examine the collection at Mundo a Vapor, make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gramado online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple, Miragem Livraria
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

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