41 days in Brazil Itinerary

41 days in Brazil Itinerary

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41 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
1
Brumadinho
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Valenca
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Petropolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Curitiba
— 4 nights
8
Brasilia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
9
Salvador
— 2 nights
10
Recife
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Athens

1
day
Brumadinho

Brumadinho ©
Located among lush tropical hills in Minas Geras state, the small city of Brumadinho serves as a good base for exploring the surrounding region's natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Inhotim.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brumadinho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Athens, Greece to Brumadinho is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Athens to Brumadinho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in March, you will find days in Brumadinho are warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) and Casa dos Contos. Museum of Betrayal and Museum of Mineralogy will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ouro Preto side-trips: Congonhas (Congonhas History Museum, Museu de Congonhas, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museu da Pharmacia, stroll through Estrada Real, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ouro Preto trip planner.

You can drive from Brumadinho to Ouro Preto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valenca.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Congonhas
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Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

3
nights
Valenca

Valenca ©
You'll explore and learn at House of Culture Jose Francisco Madeira de Viveiros and Capitao Pitaluga Museum. Get some cultural insight at AfroValenciano Memorial Padre Joao Jose da Rocha and Casa de Cultura de Conservatoria. Get out of town with these interesting Valenca side-trips: Casa do Poeta Atelie (in Conservatoria), Museu Casa da Hera (in Vassouras) and Fazenda da Taquara (in Barra do Pirai). There's more to do: examine the collection at House of Art.

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Getting from Ouro Preto to Valenca by car takes about 5.5 hours. March in Valenca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Petropolis.

Things to do in Valenca

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Conservatoria, Fazenda da Taquara, Museu Casa da Hera, House of Culture Jose Francisco Madeira de Viveiros
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Fazenda da Taquara ©
Fazenda da Taquara
Casa de Cultura de Conservatoria ©
Casa de Cultura de Conservatoria
Museu Casa da Hera ©
Museu Casa da Hera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera de Petropolis, examine the collection at Casa Claudio de Souza, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, then examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, and finally examine the collection at Vintage Motorcycle Museum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa Stefan Zweig, see the interesting displays at Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro, then see the interesting displays at Museu da FEB (Força Expedicionária Brasileira), and finally see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Petropolis vacation planner.

You can drive from Valenca to Petropolis in 2.5 hours. March in Petropolis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Casa Stefan Zweig ©
Casa Stefan Zweig

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Copacabana Beach and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Let the collections at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Museu da Republica capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take an in-depth tour of Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro vacation app .

You can drive from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

5
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo. Get some cultural insight at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Football Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and take an in-depth tour of Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON and Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao and BMW de Curitiba Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Curitiba: Palmeira (Brasileira Popular Art Museum, Sitio Minguinho Museum, & more) and Lapa (Museu de Armas, Casa da Memoria ou Casa dos Cavalinhos Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, see the interesting displays at Museu da Vida, take in the exciting artwork at Residencia Belotti, and browse the exhibits of SOMA Galeria.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Curitiba online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Curitiba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in April; daily highs in Curitiba reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lapa, Palmeira
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao ©
Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao

4
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.
Let the collections at Memorial JK and Experiences Library capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Metropolitana and Espaco Lucio Costa. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and examine the collection at Museu de Valores.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Brasilia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Curitiba, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brasilia, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial JK
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Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pelourinho and Casa do Rio Vermelho. Let the collections at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Geographic Institute and Museum of the History of Bahia capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, view the masterpieces at Ferrao mansion house, admire the masterpieces at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salvador trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brasilia in April since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

4
nights
Recife

Recife ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and Cinco Pontas Fort. Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Porto de Galinhas (Casa Jerimum, Muro Alto Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, engage your brain at Museu de Minerais e Rochas, take an in-depth tour of Pernambuco Medicine Memorial, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Vilanova.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Recife travel planning app .

You can fly from Salvador to Recife in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Recife, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Atelier Vilanova
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum and Museu do Tubarao. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha route builder website .

Getting from Recife to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough 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
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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