5 days in Brazil Itinerary

5 days in Brazil Itinerary

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1
Sao Paulo
Fly
2
Rio de Janeiro
Fly
3
Vitoria
— 1 night
Drive
4
Teixeira De Freitas
— 1 night
Drive
5
Itacare
— 1 night
Fly
6
Salvador
— 1 night
Fly

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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo visit planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sao Paulo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites
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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Vitoria

— 1 night

Sun City

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
On the 14th (Mon), stroll through Camburi Beach, then appreciate the history behind Monument Vitoria 360 Graus, then take in the history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, and finally get outside with Parque Ilha do Papagaio.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vitoria online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vitoria sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Teixeira De Freitas.

Things to do in Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Teixeira De Freitas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Mercado Municipal de Teixeira de Freitas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sao Pedro.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Teixeira De Freitas online visit planner.

You can drive from Vitoria to Teixeira De Freitas in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Teixeira De Freitas is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Teixeira De Freitas

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Itacare

— 1 night
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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Itacare tour planner.

You can drive from Teixeira De Freitas to Itacare in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Teixeira De Freitas to Itacare is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Itacare are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Salvador on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Salvador

— 1 night

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salvador trip planner.

Fly from Itacare to Salvador in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Salvador are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods
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Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.