42 days in Brazil Itinerary

42 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Curitiba
4
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Itatiaia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petropolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly

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Porto de Galinhas

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, identify plant and animal life at Projeto Hippocampus, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas journey website.

Recife to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; 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 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

6
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

5
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Highland Paradise

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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia, trek along Sertao Zen, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias vacation builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

2
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Curitiba

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, then see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then examine the collection at Museu Paranaense, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Familia Fardo Vinicola, walk around Tangua Park, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Curitiba takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Curitiba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Curitiba, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

2
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Foz do Iguacu

Land of the Waterfalls

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 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

3
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Gramado

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, examine the collection at Museu dos Beatles, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gramado trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

4
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Bento Goncalves

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bento Goncalves: Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira) and Flores Da Cunha (Viapiana Winery, Vinicola Salvattore, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Casa Fontanari, take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Cristo Rei.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip planning app.

You can fly from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

2
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Campos Do Jordao

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Boa Vista Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, and then examine the collection at Museu Felicia Leirner. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Vila Capivari, see Off-Road Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Campos Do Jordao trip website.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Itatiaia.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

2
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Itatiaia

Nestled among green mountains, the small town of Itatiaia serves as a gateway Brazil's oldest national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Itaporani Waterfall, get great views at Ultimo Adeus Viewpoint, and then stop by Cancao Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Pico das Agulhas Negras, take in the dramatic natural features at Pico das Prateleiras, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elbers Bier Cerveja Artesanal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Itatiaia trip planner.

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Itatiaia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Itatiaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Petropolis.

Things to do in Itatiaia

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

2
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Petropolis

The Imperial City

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 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria Bohemia, then examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Petropolis road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Itatiaia to Petropolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Itatiaia in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Petropolis, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

6
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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirante da Prainha, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can drive from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.