60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gramado
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 7 nights
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Bus to Brasília, Fly to Fortaleza, Bus to Canoa Quebrada
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Canoa Quebrada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins, Bus to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Itatiaia
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Itatiaia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Campos Do Jordao
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
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Bento Goncalves

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bento Goncalves: Flores Da Cunha (Viapiana Winery & Vinicola Salvattore), Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira) and Cristo (in Guapore). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Casa Fontanari, awaken your taste buds at Fabian, and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves trip maker website.

Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Gramado

— 4 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: Igreja matriz Imaculada Conceicao (in Morro Reuter) and Porto Alegre (Enigma Escape Game & Chave-Mestra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, walk around Mini Mundo, and test your problem-solving skills at Caro Watson Escape Game.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado day trip site.

Drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Plan my day in Foz do Iguacu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and then stroll around Tangua Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, and then examine the collection at Museu Paranaense.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Curitiba trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Curitiba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 7 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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with Balonismo na Chapada, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias vacation app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Curitiba to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

Canoa Quebrada

— 4 nights
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Canoa Quebrada is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Canoa Quebrada, make a trip to Broadway de Canoa Quebrada, enjoy the sand and surf at Redonda Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Por-do-Sol Dune.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canoa Quebrada travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Canoa Quebrada takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Canoa Quebrada due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Canoa Quebrada can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Fernando de Noronha

— 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Meio Beach, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Canoa Quebrada to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Canoa Quebrada in August, expect nights in Fernando de Noronha to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 24:

Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Recife (Ricardo Brennand Institute & Escape Out). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Ouro Preto

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouro Preto: Congonhas (Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho & Praca Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with Nefelibatas Expedicoes & Aventuras, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, make a trip to Ponte dos Contos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto de Galinhas to Ouro Preto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ouro Preto, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip maker.

Drive from Ouro Preto to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Ilha Grande

— 5 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, and stroll through Feiticeira Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande journey site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Itatiaia.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Itatiaia

— 3 nights
Nestled among green mountains, the small town of Itatiaia serves as a gateway Brazil's oldest national park of the same name.
Change things up with these side-trips from Itatiaia: Aparecida (National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida & Passarela da Fe), Elbers Bier Cerveja Artesanal (in Resende) and Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Pico das Prateleiras and get great views at Ultimo Adeus Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Itatiaia day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Itatiaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Itatiaia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Itatiaia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Campos Do Jordao

— 4 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Change things up with a short trip to Climbing Tours in Sao Bento do Sapucai (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito, explore the landscape on two wheels at Zoom Bike Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Campos Do Jordao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Itatiaia to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Itatiaia to Campos Do Jordao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Sao Paulo

— 4 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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get curious at Museu Catavento, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and shop like a local with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. In September in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Brazil travel guide

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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.