42 days in Brazil Itinerary

42 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Sao Paulo
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Belo Horizonte
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Angra Dos Reis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ubatuba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Caraguatatuba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Santos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Cairo

8
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 appreciate Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Head to Paulista Avenue and Ceres Artfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, join in the after-dark buzz at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, and walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Sao Paulo is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

7
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte and Palacio das Artes. Attractions like Museum of Natural Sciences and Museu dos Brinquedos make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Inhotim (in Brumadinho), Shopping Contagem (in Contagem) and Betim (Casa da Cultura Josefina Bento & Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, examine the collection at Memorial da Imprensa, see the sky in a new way at Espaco Do Conhecimento UFMG, and learn about all things military at Museu Historico dos Militares Mineiros.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Belo Horizonte to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Betim, Inhotim, Shopping Contagem
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale ©
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imperial Museum and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. There's still lots to do: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Angra Dos Reis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Angra Dos Reis

Angra Dos Reis ©
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.
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta and then step off the mainland to explore Cataguas Island.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Angra Dos Reis vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Angra Dos Reis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Angra Dos Reis

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

3
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa da Cultura de Paraty, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paraty tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Angra Dos Reis to Paraty in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Shopping Museums Spas
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Galeria Aecio Sarti ©
Galeria Aecio Sarti
Spas

1
night
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ubatuba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Ubatuba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caraguatatuba.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Beaches Zoos & Aquariums
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar

1
night
Caraguatatuba

Caraguatatuba ©
Sprawled across a wide, smoothly curved coastline, Caraguatatuba makes the most of its beaches, with warm weather, inviting waters, and expanses of white sand.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cocanha and then stop by Serramar Shopping.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Caraguatatuba trip planner.

Drive from Ubatuba to Caraguatatuba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Caraguatatuba. July in Caraguatatuba sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Caraguatatuba

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia da Cocanha ©
Praia da Cocanha
Serramar Shopping ©
Serramar Shopping

2
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Pedra do Sino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Praia Da Feiticeira and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ilhabela visit app.

Traveling by car from Caraguatatuba to Ilhabela takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Caraguatatuba in July, Ilhabela is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santos.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach
Praia Pedra do Sino ©
Praia Pedra do Sino
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira

3
nights
Santos

Santos ©
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Get some cultural insight at Coffee Museum and Fishing Museum. Attractions like Enseada Beach and Municipal Aquarium of Santos make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Santos to go to Guaruja and see Tombo Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, don't miss a visit to Convento Nossa Senhora Do Carmo, examine the collection at Museu Pele, and look for gifts at Origens Chocolateria.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santos sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Santos by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Santos, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Guaruja
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Enseada Beach ©
Enseada Beach
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
Coffee Museum ©
Coffee Museum

6
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Bring the kids along to Zoológico de São Paulo and Sao Paulo Aquarium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo and Estacao Pinacoteca. Explore Sao Paulo further: visit Batman Alley, make a trip to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, browse the different shops at Shopping 25 de Marco, and take an in-depth tour of Museu do Ipiranga.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Santos to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoológico de São Paulo ©
Zoológico de São Paulo
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo ©
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
Estacao Pinacoteca ©
Estacao Pinacoteca

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