45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

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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
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
17
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
18
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 22.5- 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 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

Side Trips

Skydiving, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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Santos

Santos ©
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 see ratings, more things to do, 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 drive 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
Enseada Beach ©
Enseada Beach
Coffee Museum ©
Coffee Museum

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hours
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.
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 reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 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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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. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia Da Feiticeira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela online road trip planner.

Drive from Caraguatatuba to Ilhabela in 1.5 hours. 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 drive 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
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira

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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.
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.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ubatuba trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 3 hours. 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
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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): 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 traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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: do a combination of bus and taxi. 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
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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, 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
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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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy breathtaking views from Vista Chinesa, and stroll through Copacabana Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip app.

You can 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. May in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, stroll around Parque Pedra da Cebola, head off the coast to Boi Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camburi Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vitoria road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Vitoria sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. 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.
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 see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus 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
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Estadio Mineirao ©
Estadio Mineirao
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

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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 admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Belo Horizonte to Brasilia in 4 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
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

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Salvador

Salvador ©
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 find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salvador trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brasilia to Salvador in 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
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Sao Francisco Church and Convent ©
Sao Francisco Church and Convent

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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.
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.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Recife sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salvador to Recife by flight takes about 2 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

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Oficina Ceramica Francisco 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 see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Natal sightseeing planner.

Getting from Recife to Natal by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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

Wildlife Parks
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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.
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 see maps, ratings, other places to visit, 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
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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Natal

Natal ©
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 traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, 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
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponte Newton Navarro ©
Ponte Newton Navarro
Reis Magos Fortress ©
Reis Magos Fortress

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
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 find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fortaleza online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and 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

Side Trip

Aquiraz
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Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach
Porto das Dunas Beach ©
Porto das Dunas Beach

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Fortaleza to Sao Paulo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. 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

Side Trip

Parque Portugal
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Parque Portugal ©
Parque Portugal
Zoológico de São Paulo ©
Zoológico de São Paulo
Hotel Unique ©
Hotel Unique

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