45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip itinerary planner

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Sao Paulo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Santos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caraguatatuba
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 3 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Angra Dos Reis
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vitoria
— 2 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
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Brasilia
— 1 night
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Salvador
— 3 nights
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Recife
— 2 nights
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Natal
— 1 night
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Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
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Natal
— 1 day
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Fortaleza
— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple (in Cotia) and Skydiving (in Boituva). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Santos.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 10:

Santos

— 2 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Coffee Museum, examine the collection at Museu Pele, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Municipal Aquarium of Santos, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Calcadao da Orla de Santos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enseada Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Santos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Caraguatatuba.

Things to do in Santos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Serramar Shopping and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cocanha.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Caraguatatuba trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santos to Caraguatatuba in 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) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Caraguatatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Ilhabela

— 3 nights

Capital of Sailing

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. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia Da Feiticeira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela online road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Caraguatatuba to Ilhabela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Ubatuba

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ubatuba Aquarium.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ubatuba trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Paraty

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Remedies.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ubatuba to Paraty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty due to the time zone 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

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Angra Dos Reis route planning app.

You can drive from Paraty to Angra Dos Reis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Angra Dos Reis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Angra Dos Reis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Rio de Janeiro

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Leblon Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

Getting from Angra Dos Reis to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Vitoria

— 2 nights

Sun City

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Vitoria is known for beaches, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, walk around Parque Pedra da Cebola, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Anchieta, and kick back and relax at Costa Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vitoria trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vitoria can reach 31°C, while at night they dip 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Belo Horizonte

— 2 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.
Start 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: see where the action happens at Estadio Mineirao, make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, stop by DUNN Cervejaria, then pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and finally make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Brasilia

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

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 admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Salvador

— 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and finally take a stroll through Pelourinho. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, stroll through Praia Farol da Barra, then see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and finally don't miss a visit to Ponta de Humaita.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salvador trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salvador when traveling from Brasilia in May, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Recife sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salvador to Recife by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Recife sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Natal

— 1 night

City of the Sun

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 see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Natal sightseeing planner.

Getting from Recife to Natal by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Natal, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Fernando de Noronha

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and then see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha sightseeing website.

Getting from Natal to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Natal

— 1 day

City of the Sun

On the 6th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Reis Magos Fortress, then explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and then make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Natal day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Natal takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, plan for little chillier nights in Natal, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Fortaleza

— 3 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro, take a leisurely stroll along Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira, make a trip to Praca Luiza Tavora, and stroll through Iracema Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fortaleza online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Natal to Fortaleza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, learn more about the world around you at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, and then walk around Parque Portugal. On the next day, admire the striking features of Hotel Unique, walk around Villa Lobos Park, and then meet the residents at Zoológico de São Paulo.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Sao Paulo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in June, you will find days in Sao Paulo are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Brazil travel guide

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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.