48 days in Brazil Itinerary

48 days in Brazil Itinerary

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48 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Florianopolis
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Brasilia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Abadiania
— 25 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Brasilia
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Salvador
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dubai

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Grumari and Reserva Beach. Do your shopping at BarraShopping and Shopping Leblon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Praia de Itauna (in Saquarema), Museum of Contemporary Art (in Niteroi) and REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (in Cachoeiras de Macacu). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, take a stroll through Urca, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and see the interesting displays at MAR.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Brasilia Time is minus 7 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Praia de Itauna, REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu
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Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach
Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR ©
Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR

7
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ferrugem Beach and Forte Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Brava and Garopaba Beach. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Itapema Beach (in Itapema), Bombas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Garopaba (Atelier ART3 & Paróquia São Joaquim). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste, examine the collection at Museum of Brunidores, take an in-depth tour of Ecomuseu do Ribeirao da Ilha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis online route builder .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Florianopolis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Garopaba, Itapema Beach, Praia de Bombas
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Ferrugem Beach ©
Ferrugem Beach
Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas

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hours
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums
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Museu da Republica ©
Museu da Republica

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hours
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.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brasilia planning website .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Brasilia, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abadiania.
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Palacio do Planalto ©
Palacio do Planalto

25
nights
Abadiania

Abadiania ©
Abadiânia is a municipality in the state of Goiás, Brazil. Explore hidden gems such as Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola and Outlet Premium Brasilia. Get some cultural insight at Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca and Bouganville Shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Abadiania side-trips: Corumba de Goias (Cachoeira Salto Corumba, Salto Corumba, & more), Anapolis (Catedral Senhor Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brasil Park Shopping, & more) and Hidrolandia Cultural Center (in Hidrolandia).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Abadiania trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Brasilia to Abadiania in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Abadiania can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Abadiania

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Anapolis, Corumba de Goias, Outlet Premium Brasilia, Hidrolandia Cultural Center, Bouganville Shopping
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Salto Corumba ©
Salto Corumba
Outlet Premium Brasilia ©
Outlet Premium Brasilia
Museu de Artes Plasticas de Anapolis ©

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hours
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia attractions planner .

You can drive from Abadiania to Brasilia in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites
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Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salvador Shopping and Reserva de Sapiranga. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa do Rio Vermelho and Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia. Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas) and Itacimirim Beach (in Itacimirim). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Barra, examine the collection at Sister Dulce memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca da Se.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salvador day trip planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Salvador by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in May, Salvador is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Reserva de Sapiranga, Itacimirim Beach, Vilas do Atlantico Beach
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Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia ©
Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Claudio Coutinho Trail and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Atlantica.

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Getting from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Salvador in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail
Avenida Atlantica ©
Avenida Atlantica

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