60 days in Africa, South America & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Africa, South America & Europe Itinerary

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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Drive to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Natal, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Recife, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Luanda, Angola

— 1 night
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Luanda trip itinerary builder app.

Porto, Portugal to Luanda is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Luanda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Luanda: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Passagem Neighborhood (in Cabo Frio) and Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, kick back and relax at Tartaruga Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Luanda to Armacao dos Buzios. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Luanda in May, things will get a bit cooler in Armacao dos Buzios: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi, approximately Niteroi away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 5 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 museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online journey planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Gramado, Brazil

— 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Torcello, Vinicola Cainelli, &more) and Flores Da Cunha (Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora de Lourdes e Campanario de Pedra, Vinicola Salvattore, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, walk around Mini Mundo, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gramado holiday tool.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries · Tours · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Florianopolis, Brazil

— 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Escola de Oleiros Joaquim Antonio de Medeiros (in Sao Jose). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Florianopolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

— 4 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belo Horizonte: Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Sabara (Rua Dom Pedro II, Casa Azul, &more). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Jose, steep yourself in history at Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina, and make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte tour planner.

Fly from Florianopolis to Belo Horizonte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florianopolis in June: highs in Belo Horizonte hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Manaus, Brazil

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Amazon Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Praca XV de Novembro (Praca da Matriz) and then identify plant and animal life at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Manaus route planner.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Manaus in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. In June, Manaus is somewhat warmer than Belo Horizonte - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Natal, Brazil

— 4 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de Genipabu, make a trip to Praca Pedro Velho, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, and stroll through Genipabu Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Natal online travel planner.

Getting from Manaus to Natal by flight takes about 10 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Recife, Brazil

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall, then make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, and then get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then examine the collection at Paco do Frevo, and finally see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Recife planner.

You can fly from Natal to Recife in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Recife sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Gilberto Carcara.

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You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Salvador, Brazil

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim), Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra.

Make your Salvador itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Porto, Portugal

— 7 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Sala dos Capelos, Praca do Comercio, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Salvador to Porto in 14 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salvador in July; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 10:

Salamanca, Spain

— 5 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Segovia (Casa de los Marqueses de Lozoya, Casa fuerte de las Cadenas, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), admire the striking features of Palacio de Anaya, and visit Oleoturismo.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Salamanca. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Salamanca are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Angola travel guide

3.7
Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.

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 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 Santa Catarina travel guide

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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 Minas Gerais travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.

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.

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 Pernambuco travel guide

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Beaches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Home to a World Heritage-listed city that's considered one of the oldest European settlements on the continent, State of Pernambuco manages to preserve much of its colonial architecture and atmosphere despite modern developments. Big urban centers contain the majority of State of Pernambuco tourist attractions, which include landmark churches built in the early 16th century. A melting pot of African, European, and indigenous cultures, the region boasts a varied musical scene, drawing travelers interested in taking culturally enriching holidays in State of Pernambuco. Away from its major urban centers, the region boasts a relatively short but appealing coastline dotted with sandy beaches and lapped by surfing waves.

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.