45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

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45 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Santos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Caraguatatuba
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Ilhabela
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ubatuba
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Angra Dos Reis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Vitoria
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Brasilia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
12
Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Natal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
15
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
16
Natal
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
17
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
18
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

8
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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Skydiving (in Boituva) and Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple (in Cotia). There's much more to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue.

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

Sydney, Australia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Sao Paulo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santos.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Skydiving, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Santos

Santos ©
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Coffee Museum, see the interesting displays at Museu Pele, then meet the residents at Municipal Aquarium of Santos, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos. On the next day, go for a walk through Calcadao da Orla de Santos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enseada Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santos online trip planner .

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Santos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santos can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Caraguatatuba.

Things to do in Santos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Enseada Beach
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Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos ©
Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos
Coffee Museum ©
Coffee Museum
Municipal Aquarium of Santos ©
Municipal Aquarium of Santos

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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 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Serramar Shopping and then kick back and relax at Praia da Cocanha.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Caraguatatuba online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santos to Caraguatatuba takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Caraguatatuba

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

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nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Rua do Meio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ilhabela trip planner .

You can drive from Caraguatatuba to Ilhabela in 1.5 hours. May in Ilhabela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cabras Island ©
Cabras Island
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

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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 15th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ubatuba Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ubatuba tour planner.

Drive from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar
Ubatuba Aquarium ©
Ubatuba Aquarium

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Remedies.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip site .

Drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Angra Dos Reis.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Church of Our Lady of Remedies ©
Church of Our Lady of Remedies

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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Angra Dos Reis road trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Angra Dos Reis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Angra Dos Reis

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

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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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and see where the action happens at Maracanã.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

Drive from Angra Dos Reis to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Vitoria

Vitoria ©
Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Vitoria is known for beaches, parks, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the architecture and history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, enjoy the sand and surf at Camburi Beach, stroll around Parque Pedra da Cebola, and admire the striking features of Palacio Anchieta.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Vitoria attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Vitoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vila Velha
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Parque Pedra da Cebola ©
Parque Pedra da Cebola
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent ©
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent
Camburi Beach ©
Camburi Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Praca Rui Barbosa (Praca Da Estacao). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the excitement at Estadio Mineirao, don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras, then look for gifts at DUNN Cervejaria, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Fun & Games Shopping Museums
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Estadio Mineirao ©
Estadio Mineirao
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

1
night
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia trip maker website .

Fly from Belo Horizonte to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then pause for some photo ops at Elevator Lacerda, and finally take a stroll through Pelourinho. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and finally make a trip to Ponta de Humaita.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brasilia in May since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 27°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Recife online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Recife takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jacumã Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parrachos de Maracajau.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Natal day trip app .

Fly from Recife to Natal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Wildlife
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Jacumã Lagoon ©
Jacumã Lagoon

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Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Praia do Sueste, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, and then see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Natal to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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Natal

Natal ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and then don't miss a visit to Ponte Newton Navarro.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Natal trip maker tool .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Natal, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Natal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Reis Magos Fortress ©
Reis Magos Fortress
Ponte Newton Navarro ©
Ponte Newton Navarro

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Futuro, make a trip to Espaco Cultural Unifor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iracema Beach, and take in the waterfront at Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fortaleza trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Natal to Fortaleza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aquiraz
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, and then walk around Parque Portugal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Hotel Unique, walk around Villa Lobos Park, and then meet the residents at Zoológico de São Paulo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo attractions planner.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Sao Paulo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Fortaleza, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Parque Portugal
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Parque Portugal ©
Parque Portugal
Villa Lobos Park ©
Villa Lobos Park
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo ©
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo

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