42 days in Brazil Itinerary

42 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brasilia
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Goiania
— 3 nights
Bus:  14 h 45 min
2
Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
Bus:  7 h
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Vitoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Salvador
— 5 nights
Bus:  17 h
6
Joao Pessoa
— 5 nights
Bus:  12 h
7
Fortaleza
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  78 h
8
Manaus
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Bus:  54 h
9
Palmas
— 3 nights
Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Brasilia

3
nights
Goiania

Goiania ©
A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
Explore Goiania's surroundings by going to Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola (in Abadiania) and Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno (in Trindade). There's much more to do: walk around Vaca Brava Park, appreciate the history behind Monumento dos Tres Marcos, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque dos Buritis, and hunt for treasures at Feira da Lua.

Plan trip to Goiania with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brasilia to Goiania is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Goiania are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola, Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
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Flamboyant Park ©
Flamboyant Park
Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno ©
Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno
Bosque dos Buritis ©
Bosque dos Buritis

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belo Horizonte side-trips: Casca D'Anta Waterfall (in Serra da Canastra National Park), Lapinha Cave (in Lagoa Santa) and Brumadinho (Inhotim & Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Da Pampulha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Sao Sebastiao.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte tour builder tool.

You can fly from Goiania to Belo Horizonte in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Belo Horizonte, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Brumadinho, Casca D'Anta Waterfall, Shopping Contagem, Lapinha Cave
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Casca D'Anta Waterfall ©
Casca D'Anta Waterfall
Estadio Mineirao ©
Estadio Mineirao

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Igreja Sao Lourenco (in Niteroi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, head outdoors with Leblon Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro day trip website.

Fly from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Igreja Sao Lourenco, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Vitoria

Vitoria ©
Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, kick back and relax at Costa Beach, thenstep off the mainland to explore Boi Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Curva da Jurema. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Anchieta, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Canto Beach, thenkick back and relax at Camburi Beach, and finally stroll around Parque Pedra da Cebola.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Vitoria travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Vitoria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vila Velha
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Canto Beach ©
Canto Beach
Camburi Beach ©
Camburi Beach
Costa Beach ©
Costa Beach

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Praia do Forte (Projeto Tamar & Forte Beach). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto da Barra, examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salvador holiday app.

You can fly from Vitoria to Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salvador are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Guarajuba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

5
nights
Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joao Pessoa: Baia dos Golfinhos (in Praia da Pipa) and Coqueirinho Beach (in Conde). There's still lots to do: stroll through Jacare Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Picaozinho - Embarcacao Pirata, visit a coastal fixture at Farol Do Cabo Branco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joao Pessoa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Joao Pessoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Joao Pessoa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Conde, Baia dos Golfinhos, Jacare Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Cabo Branco Beach ©
Cabo Branco Beach
Jacare Beach ©
Jacare Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

4
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Praia de Balbina (in Cascavel), Praia de Morro Branco (in Beberibe) and Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro and stroll through Praia das Fontes.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fortaleza road trip planning app.

Fly from Joao Pessoa to Fortaleza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aquiraz, Praia de Balbina, Praia de Morro Branco
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, browse the different shops at Manauara Shopping, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manaus trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Manaus takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Manaus. In January, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Palmas.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

3
nights
Palmas

Palmas ©
A freshly founded city in the state of Tocantins, Palmas finds itself nestled between Amazon rainforest and seaside savanna, giving the city a varied landscape.
Palmas is known for beaches, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Praca Dos Girassois, get great views at Pedra da Neura, and stroll around Cesamar Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palmas online attractions planner.

Fly from Manaus to Palmas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Palmas is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Palmas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palmas

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Graciosa ©
Praia da Graciosa
River Rafting & Tubing
Cesamar Park ©
Cesamar Park

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