58 days in Brazil Itinerary

58 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Pinto Martins International Airport
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
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Natal
— 6 nights
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Maceio
— 8 nights
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Salvador
— 5 nights
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Porto Seguro
— 6 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 6 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 5 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Palmas
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Palmas
— 1 night
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Cuiaba
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Chapada dos Guimaraes
— 1 night
Fly
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Manaus
— 4 nights
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Itacare
— 2 nights
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Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro de Turismo do Ceara and Lagoa do Cauipe. Mercado dos Pinhoes and Capela Sao Pedro will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Fortaleza side-trips: Cumbuco (Praia de Cumbuco & Barra do Cauipe Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Futuro, identify plant and animal life at Ecopoint Parque, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sabiaguaba, and explore the galleries of Castelo Branco Mausoleum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fortaleza trip itinerary builder site.

Oakland, USA to Fortaleza is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Oakland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fortaleza, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Natal

— 6 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Visiting Santuario Ecologico de Pipa and Praia dos Artistas will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Pitangui beach and Porto Mirim Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Natal: Praia de Maracajau (in Maxaranguape) and Praia da Pipa (Baia dos Golfinhos & Sao Sebastiao Church). There's much more to do: stroll through Ponta Negra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitangui Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Natal trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Natal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Natal sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:

Maceio

— 8 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Igreja Matriz De Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao and Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porto da Rua Beach and Barra Nova Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maceio: Sao Miguel dos Milagres (Riacho Beach & Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres), Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira) and Barra de Sao Miguel (Niquim Beach & Conchas Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Gunga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, and stroll through Marceneiro Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maceio trip planner.

Fly from Natal to Maceio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:

Salvador

— 5 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Appreciate the collections at Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia and Misericordia Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia do Lord and Itacimirim Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim) and Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, visit a coastal fixture at Farol da Barra, and steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salvador trip planner.

You can fly from Maceio to Salvador in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Salvador, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Porto Seguro

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia dos Nativos and Praia de Santo Andre. Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Seguro: Santo Andre (Guaiu Beach & Santo Andre Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mundai Beach, stroll through Apaga-Fogo Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Porto Seguro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto Seguro when traveling from Salvador in October, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Azeda Beach and Armacao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Azedinha Beach and Mirante de Joao Fernandes. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Brava Beach, stroll through Lagoinha Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Caboclo Island, and take a peaceful walk through Reserva Serra das Emerencias.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios driving holiday site.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Armacao dos Buzios by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:

Florianopolis

— 6 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Sambaqui. Get outdoors at Forte Beach and Itapema Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Estaleirinho Beach (in Balneario Camboriu) and Meia-Praia Beach (in Itapema). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole, and kick back and relax at Praia Ponta Das Canas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florianopolis online trip builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Florianopolis in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:

Gramado

— 5 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sao Pellegrino Church and Paroquia Santa Teresa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu dos Beatles and Vinicola Torcello. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Parque Aldeia do Imigrante (in Nova Petropolis) and Santuario N S do Caravaggio (in Farroupilha). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ecoparque Sperry, pause for some photo ops at Praca Major Nicoletti, sample the tasty concoctions at Gram Bier, and do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gramado online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palmas.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Palmas

— 1 night
A freshly founded city in the state of Tocantins, Palmas finds itself nestled between Amazon rainforest and seaside savanna, giving the city a varied landscape.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): catch a live performance at Espaco Cultural de Palmas, then kick back and relax at Praia da Graciosa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Prata Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palmas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Palmas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Palmas sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Palmas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 3 nights

Highland Paradise

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Macaquinho waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Anjos and Arcanjos waterfall, and then get outside with Cachoeira Do Abismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Almecegas II, admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, and then head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palmas to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palmas to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Chapada dos Guimaraes

— 1 night
In the middle of Mato Grosso, Chapada dos Guimaraes contains many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Chapada a Mao and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverna Kiogo Brado.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chapada dos Guimaraes online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Chapada dos Guimaraes takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Chapada dos Guimaraes

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Manaus

— 4 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Praca Heliodoro Balbi and Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Casa Eduardo Ribeiro and Palacete Provincial. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Amazonica, make a trip to Praca XV de Novembro (Praca da Matriz), and take an in-depth tour of Palacio da Justica.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manaus tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Chapada dos Guimaraes to Manaus in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Manaus are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Itacare.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Itacare

— 2 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.
Visiting Concha Beach and Ribeira Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeribucacu Beach and Praia da Tiririca. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Havaizinho Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Resende Beach, and get great views at Ponta do Xareu.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Itacare trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Manaus to Itacare in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Itacare is 1 hour. When traveling from Manaus in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Itacare: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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.

State of Rio Grande do Norte travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Geologic Formations · Landmarks
Strategically significant because of its position on the northeastern tip of the continent, the relatively small State of Rio Grande do Norte packs a big punch when it comes to good beaches and picturesque sand dunes. A State of Rio Grande do Norte tour inevitably leads visitors along the nearly 500 km (310 mi) long coastline, peppered with lagoons fronted by natural reefs and backed by sandy dunes and cliffs. State of Rio Grande do Norte tourism thrives largely because of this appealing coastline, but the region also boasts a lush interior of mangroves and unspoiled rainforests, tailor-made for nature-lovers and adventure seekers.

State of Bahia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
In the early 16th century, original Portuguese explorers landed on the coastline of today's State of Bahia, a northeastern region where South America meets Africa. The mix of these two disparate cultures remains one of the main reasons to take a trip to State of Bahia, though a growing number of tourists also come for a chance to see protected sea turtle nesting grounds, hike to dramatic waterfalls, and spot whales along the coastline. National parks top most State of Bahia itineraries, serving as quiet and largely unspoiled wilderness areas that offer a peek into what most of Brazil looked like when the first Europeans arrived. Start your State of Bahia tour in state capital Salvador, a colonial-era city known for its attractive churches and cobblestoned streets.

State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Theme Parks · Landmarks
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.

State of Tocantins travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing
Tocantins is one of the states of Brazil. (From: Tukã´, Toucan + tï, beak. lit. "Toucan's beak" in Tupi language). It is the newest of the 26 Brazilian states, formed in 1988 and encompassing what had formerly been the northern two-fifths of the state of Goiás. Tocantins covers 277620.91km2 and has a population of 1,496,880 (2014 est.). Construction of its capital, Palmas, began in 1989; most of the other cities in the state date to the Portuguese colonial period. With the exception of Araguaína there are few other cities with a significant population in the state. The government has invested in a new capital, a major hydropower dam, railroads and related infrastructure to develop this primarily agricultural area.Tocantins has attracted hundreds of thousands of new residents, primarily to Palmas. It is building on its hydropower resources. The Araguaia and Tocantins rivers drain the largest watershed that lies entirely inside Brazilian territory. The Rio Tocantins has been dammed for hydropower, creating a large reservoir that has become a center of recreation. Because it is in the central zone of the country, Tocantins has characteristics of the Amazon Basin, and also semi-open pastures, known as cerrado. The Bananal Island (Ilha do Bananal), in the southwest of the State, is the largest fluvial island in the world. Tocantins is also home to the Araguaia National Park, the Carajás Indian reservations, and Jalapão State Park, which is about from Palmas. There, the rivers create oases in the dry landscape, attracting many ecotourists to the region.

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State of Goias travel guide

4.3
Water Parks · Waterfalls · Parks
As a sprawling region in the middle of Brazil, State of Goias boasts a thriving economy resting squarely on soya, ethanol, and biodiesel production, which combine to make this area one of the wealthiest in the country. A tour of State of Goias reveals a wild land of deep valleys, lush hills, and large plateaus dividing some of the country's biggest river systems. To appreciate the natural beauty of this area, most visitors on vacation in State of Goias explore the awe-inspiring national parks, which preserve the unspoiled landscape and shelter staggeringly diverse plant and animal species. A series of colonial towns provide plenty of urban places to visit in State of Goias and serve as ideal places for discovering the region's celebrated cuisine.

State of Mato Grosso travel guide

4.1
Parks · Waterfalls · Concerts
Most of landlocked State of Mato Grosso is characterized by a landscape of open pastures, though the region also features swathes of the Amazonian forest in the north and sprawling wetlands in the south. An exploration of these three distinct ecosystems top many State of Mato Grosso itineraries, allowing visitors to see the less-traveled side of Brazil that encompasses sprawling savannahs, large plantations, and rolling hills. A well-rounded State of Mato Grosso holiday also includes a visit to state capital Cuiaba and the region's national park, home to impressive sandstone mountains, deep canyons, and gushing waterfalls.

State of Amazonas travel guide

4.3
Theaters · Bodies of Water · Beaches
One of the least densely populated Brazilian regions despite its size, State of Amazonas occupies a huge section of the tropical forest zone irrigated by the Amazon River. Largest city Manaus serves as the starting point for most State of Amazonas tours, offering plenty of urban attractions, modern amenities, and easy links to the surrounding area. Adventurers interested in getting lost in the wilderness during their State of Amazonas holiday can visit some of the world's biggest nature reserves, where they can hike, fish, camp, and sail without ever running into another tourist. Using seeds, wood, and vines, local tribes living in the region's forests produce baskets, ornaments, and hammocks, all of which make excellent souvenirs.