59 days in Brazil Itinerary

59 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba
— 7 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Fortaleza
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Fly to Sao Paulo, Taxi to Monte Verde
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Monte Verde
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive
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Paraty
— 25 nights
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder site.

Seattle, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Seattle to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 79°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Ubatuba

— 7 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sao Sebastiao (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Juquehy Beach). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas, step off the mainland to explore Prumirim Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach, and stroll through Domingas Dias Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ubatuba road trip app.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 12:

Ilha Grande

— 7 nights
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, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Camiranga Beach, stroll through Freguesia de Santana Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 19:

Fortaleza

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Futuro and then cool off at Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Iracema Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Cumbuco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fortaleza trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Fortaleza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ilha Grande in November since evenings lows in Fortaleza dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Jericoacoara

— 2 nights

Jeri

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jericoacoara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jericoacoara online travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Monte Verde

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Perched high up in the Mantiqueira Mountains at 1,550 m (5,085 ft) above sea level, the small town of Monte Verde attracts visitors looking to escape Brazil's tropical heat.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Unger's Pottery House and then trek along Trilha da Pedra Redonda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Geleias Naturais Tia Nata, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Selado.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monte Verde trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jericoacoara to Monte Verde takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning app.

You can fly from Monte Verde to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Monte Verde to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:

Arraial do Cabo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Farol Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then admire all the interesting features of Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then kick back and relax at Forno Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo road trip planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk and then don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

Make your Armacao dos Buzios itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Paraty

— 25 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Centro Historico, explore the activities along Paraty Bay, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Toboga.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty road trip website.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Paraty takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 29:

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.

Jijoca de Jericoacoara travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Beaches
With diverse wildlife and appealing coastal scenery, Jijoca de Jericoacoara provides a treat for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Best known for its beaches and surf culture, this area in the far north of Brazil remains largely removed from the modern world of skyscrapers, hectic traffic, and endless streams of tourists. Despite a booming Jijoca de Jericoacoara tourism industry, the place remains an unspoiled getaway ideal for windsurfing, kitesurfing, horseback riding, hiking, and admiring sunset views without the crowds. Less than 300 km (190 mi) from the state capital Fortaleza, Jijoca de Jericoacoara remains a popular weekend retreat for both national and international tourists.