58 days in Brazil Itinerary

58 days in Brazil Itinerary

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58 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  6​h
1
Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Natal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  10​h
5
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Curitiba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
10
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
14
Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salvador side-trips: Praia do Forte (Projeto Tamar & Forte Beach). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pelourinho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salvador day trip planning app .

Rio de Janeiro to Salvador is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natal: Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Parnamirim) and Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach & Baia dos Golfinhos). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de Genipabu, see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau, walk around Parque das Dunas, and stroll through Ponta Negra Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Natal trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Natal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

7
nights
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fernando de Noronha vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Natal to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. Traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, get outside with Abyss Waterfall, and hike along Sertao Zen.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira da Muralha ©
Cachoeira da Muralha

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, browse the exhibits of Memorial JK, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia tour planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK

3
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Step out of Curitiba to go to Quatro Barras and see Familia Fardo Vinicola, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, stroll around Parque Barigui, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Curitiba journey maker website .

You can fly from Brasilia to Curitiba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Curitiba, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Fora Beach (in Guarda do Embau). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia Mole, get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florianopolis trip planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Florianopolis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Florianopolis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Beto Carrero World, Fora Beach
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula) and Zipline (in Tres Coroas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, stroll around Mini Mundo, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Gramado trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Snowland ©
Snowland

3
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bento Goncalves: Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira), Cristo (in Guapore) and Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Salvattore & Viapiana Winery). There's more to do: do a tasting at Casa Fontanari and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Bento Goncalves trip planner.

Getting from Gramado to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Cristo, Vinicola Valmarino
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

5
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

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You can fly from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, SESC Bertioga
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

6
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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leblon Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

5
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morcego Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande

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