45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel planner

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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santos
— 2 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly
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Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Itacare
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maragogi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Shuttle to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Fly to Auckland

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Florianopolis

— 3 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Campeche. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia do Santinho and Daniela's Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Da Lagoa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao, and head off the coast to Campeche Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florianopolis road trip tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Florianopolis is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Florianopolis is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Florianopolis to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santos.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Santos

— 2 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu Pele, examine the collection at Coffee Museum, don't miss a visit to Tranvia Turistico Del Casco Historico de Santos en Brasil, then take in nature's colorful creations at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gonzaga Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Gibiteca Municipal, kick back and relax at Tombo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pitangueiras beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santos road trip planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Santos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Santos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Ilhabela

— 2 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 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, trek along Praia Do Bonete, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ilhabela trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santos to Ilhabela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Ubatuba

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Meio Beach. Visit Itamambuca Beach and Domingas Dias Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Praia do Cachadaco in Trindade (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Almada Beach and stroll through Fortaleza Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ubatuba vacation builder website.

Getting from Ilhabela to Ubatuba by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Ilha Grande

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lagoa Azul and Abraaozinho Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lopes Mendes Beach and Caxadaco Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tapera Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande is 1 hour. December in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Parque Lage and Sao Bento Monastery will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: walk around Morro Dois Irmaos, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and stroll through Claudio Coutinho Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Porto Seguro

— 3 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coroa Vermelha Beach and Recife de Fora. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Centro Historico. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect nights in Porto Seguro to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Itacare

— 3 nights
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
On the 10th (Sun), kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Havaizinho Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Itacare trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Maragogi

— 3 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Barra Grande Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Japaratinga Beach and Xareu Beach. When in Maragogi, make a side trip to see Praia de Tamandare in Tamandare, approximately Tamandare away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Peroba Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, and stroll through Antunes Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maragogi trip planning site.

You can fly from Itacare to Maragogi in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Maragogi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Praia da Pipa

— 2 nights
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pipa Beach and then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach, stroll through Madeiro Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa road trip planner.

Getting from Maragogi to Praia da Pipa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Conceicao Beach and Atalaia Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ponta das Caracas, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, take a memorable tour with Tours, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip site.

Traveling by flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 4 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Take a break from the city and head to Azedinha Beach and Praia das Conchas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Joao Fernandinho Beach and Azeda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Cabo Frio to see Praia do Forte about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Forno Beach, kick back and relax at Ferradurinha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios. In January, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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.