53 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

53 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Shuttle:  34 h
1
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
2
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Balneario Camboriu, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 45 min
4
Maragogi, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
6
Praia do Forte, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Salvador, Brazil
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Tram + Bus:  9 h
9
Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
10
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
11
Cabo Frio, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
13
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
14
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
15
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 45 min
16
Jericoacoara, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
17
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  20 h
18
Bonito, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
19
Bonito, Brazil
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
20
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
21
Blumenau, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  9 h
22
Mariana, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, get a taste of local nightlife at Patagonia Profunda, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Avenida Libertador, then hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally stop by Vellon Negro.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary app.

Brisbane, Australia to El Calafate is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Brisbane to El Calafate due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for colder days in El Calafate, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in El Calafate

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Patagonia Profunda ©
Patagonia Profunda
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Lagoinha do Leste and then enjoy the sand and surf at Armacao Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, then stroll through Praia da Galheta, and then stroll through Praia Mole.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Florianopolis takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in March, you will find days in Florianopolis are warmer (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Praia da Galheta ©
Praia da Galheta
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole

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Balneario Camboriu, Brazil

Balneario Camboriu ©
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Quatro Ilhas and then stroll through Bombinhas Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Ines, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pr de Taquarinhas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Balneario Camboriu trip planner.

Drive from Florianopolis to Balneario Camboriu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bombinhas
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Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas
Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Pr de Taquarinhas ©
Pr de Taquarinhas

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Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maragogi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Balneario Camboriu to Maragogi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande

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Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Cristo Rei, examine the collection at Cachaca Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nazare, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora de Fatima. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Edwiges, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Sao Pedro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao da Prainha.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Fortaleza trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maragogi to Fortaleza in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Praia do Forte.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Santuario Nossa Senhora de Fatima ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora de Fatima
Cachaca Museum ©
Cachaca Museum
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro

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Praia do Forte, Brazil

A small coastal village of 1,800 people, Praia do Forte possesses a paradisal charm with an undercurrent of adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu ao Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Lord.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Praia do Forte itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fortaleza to Praia do Forte by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Praia do Forte are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salvador.

Things to do in Praia do Forte

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Museu ao Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, then examine the collection at Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Misericordia Museum, then examine the collection at Sister Dulce memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and finally kick back and relax at Vilas do Atlantico Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salvador tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Praia do Forte to Salvador takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. March in Salvador sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vilas do Atlantico Beach
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Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado ©
Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado

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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante, then enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, stop by Eco Store, and then stroll through Gamboa Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip builder app.

Ride a ferry from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Praia Grande, then stroll through Brava Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Forno Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo online travel route planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Arraial do Cabo in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Arraial do Cabo, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church ©
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church

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nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Atelie Ivone R, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sant'Ana, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos, kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, examine the collection at Projeto Coral Vivo, then make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and finally explore the galleries of Mosaicos Portella.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip website.

You can take a bus from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cabo Frio.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach

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Cabo Frio, Brazil

Cabo Frio ©
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
On the 19th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at San Matheus Fort and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Praia das Conchas, admire the landmark architecture of Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Assunção - Igreja São Pedro, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Morro da Guia Chapel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cabo Frio trip planner.

Take a bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Cabo Frio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cabo Frio can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Dona Marta, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo Frio to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go deep underground at Wanda Mines, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Iguazu National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado, then delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Posta de Los Hornillos.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Province of Jujuy trip planning app.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Province of Jujuy by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, things will get little chillier in Province of Jujuy: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de La Plata and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento are in your itinerary. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Tigre (Delta Terra Natural Reserve & Delta El Tigre), Lujan (Basilica de Lujan & Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). Spend the 30th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca.

Plan a Buenos Aires trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Province of Jujuy to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Tigre, Lujan, Museo de La Plata, Reserva Natural Urbana
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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Jericoacoara, Brazil

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mangue Seco Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jericoacoara Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malhada Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara vacation builder site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Buenos Aires to Jericoacoara takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Jericoacoara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Capivara Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lencois Maranhenses National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Barra do Sucuri and then get a new perspective on nature at Casa da memoria Raida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Figueira Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta Sao Mateus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bonito holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Bonito. Traveling from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Bonito

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Barra do Sucuri ©
Barra do Sucuri
Gruta Sao Mateus ©
Gruta Sao Mateus
Casa da memoria Raida ©
Casa da memoria Raida

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Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Barra Azul.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonito trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bonito to Bonito with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Bonito

Nature Parks
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Cachoeira Barra Azul ©
Cachoeira Barra Azul

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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church, then see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas. April in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blumenau.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Recife, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Centro Historico
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Museu Cais do Sertao ©
Museu Cais do Sertao
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

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Blumenau, Brazil

Blumenau ©
Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul, then see the interesting displays at Casa do Imigrante Carl Weege, then look for gifts at Arte do Lar Decoracoes, and finally see the interesting displays at Glaspark Blumenau Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, examine the collection at Museu de Habitos e Costumes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nossa Senhora de Azambuja.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Blumenau trip maker site.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Porto de Galinhas to Blumenau in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blumenau when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in April, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariana.

Things to do in Blumenau

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pomerode, Santuario Nossa Senhora de Azambuja, Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul
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Glaspark Blumenau Museum ©
Glaspark Blumenau Museum
Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz ©
Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz
Museu de Habitos e Costumes ©
Museu de Habitos e Costumes

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Mariana, Brazil

Mariana ©
The oldest city in the state, colonial-era Mariana entices visitors with its wide range of architectural gems and a historic city core.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Museu da Musica de Mariana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Santa Quiteria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta da Lapa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and then sample the fine beverages at Cachaca Tiara.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariana trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blumenau to Mariana in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Blumenau to Mariana due to the time zone difference. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariana

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Catas Altas, Cachaca Tiara
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Church of Our Lady of Conception ©
Church of Our Lady of Conception
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral ©
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral
Capela de Santa Quiteria ©
Capela de Santa Quiteria

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