42 days in Brazil Itinerary

42 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip itinerary planner

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Sao Paulo
— 8 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 7 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Drive
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Angra Dos Reis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba
— 1 night
Drive
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Caraguatatuba
— 1 night
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Santos
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Santos
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 8 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Head to Paulista Avenue and Mercado Municipal de São Paulofor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, take a stroll through Jardins District, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Sao Paulo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cairo to Sao Paulo. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 8:

Belo Horizonte

— 7 nights

Garden City

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.
Inhotim and Museum of Natural Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Memorial Minas Gerais Vale and Palacio das Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Betim (Casa da Cultura Josefina Bento & Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde) and Shopping Contagem (in Contagem). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Sao Sebastiao, and see the sky in a new way at Espaco Do Conhecimento UFMG.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Belo Horizonte tour website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

Rio de Janeiro

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. You'll explore and learn at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Angra Dos Reis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:

Angra Dos Reis

— 2 nights
Consisting of an island for every day of the year, the municipality of Angra dos Reis has incredible tourism potential because it's surrounded by rugged natural scenery.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Praia Preta and then step off the mainland to explore Cataguas Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra Dos Reis tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Angra Dos Reis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Angra Dos Reis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Paraty

— 3 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Centro Historico, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa da Cultura de Paraty, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paraty day trip site.

Getting from Angra Dos Reis to Paraty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Ubatuba

— 1 night

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ubatuba itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Paraty to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caraguatatuba.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Caraguatatuba

— 1 night
Sprawled across a wide, smoothly curved coastline, Caraguatatuba makes the most of its beaches, with warm weather, inviting waters, and expanses of white sand.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Praia da Cocanha and then stop by Serramar Shopping.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Caraguatatuba road trip app.

You can drive from Ubatuba to Caraguatatuba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In September in Caraguatatuba, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Caraguatatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Ilhabela

— 2 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Pedra do Sino and then stroll through Jabaquara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Caraguatatuba to Ilhabela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Caraguatatuba in September: highs in Ilhabela hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Santos.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Santos

— 3 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Appreciate the collections at Coffee Museum and Museu Pele. You'll get in some beach time at Enseada Beach and Tombo Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Fishing Museum, make a trip to Convento Nossa Senhora Do Carmo, look for gifts at Origens Chocolateria, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Municipal Aquarium of Santos.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santos driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Santos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ilhabela in October: highs in Santos hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Sao Paulo

— 6 nights

Land of Drizzle

Appreciate the collections at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo and Museu do Ipiranga. Get a sense of the local culture at Estacao Pinacoteca and Batman Alley. See even more of Sao Paulo: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sao Paulo Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping 25 de Marco, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoológico de São Paulo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo road trip tool.

You can drive from Santos to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:

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.