43 days in Brazil Itinerary

43 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Florianopolis
— 6 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 3 nights
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Florianopolis

— 6 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to SkyZimba Paraquedismo (in Imbituba), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Beto Carrero World (in Penha). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste, head outdoors with Inside Corner, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis planning app.

Savannah, USA to Florianopolis is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to Florianopolis is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Savannah in November; daily highs in Florianopolis reach 77°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

Gramado

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Mini Mundo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, and then make a trip to Rua Coberta. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then relax and float downstream with Central Sul Raft, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Iguacu River. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Sao Paulo

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Change things up with a short trip to Rio Abaixo Rafting in Juquitiba (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November, you will find days in Sao Paulo are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

Paraty

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then kick back and relax at Iriri Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Ilha Grande

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camiranga Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Freguesia de Santana Beach, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi to see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 11:

Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

Fernando de Noronha

— 7 nights

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: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha route planning tool.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In December, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 23:

Natal

— 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu and then admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then glide through the air with Parasail Natal, and then stop by Artes do Imaginario Brasileiro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Natal tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Natal takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal due to the time zone difference. In December in Natal, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Natal

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.