60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bento Goncalves
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gramado
— 3 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
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Natal
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Natal
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Niteroi and see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour or see a show at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Pedra Bonita.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Ilha Grande

— 6 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, Head underground at Gruta do Acaia, enjoy the sand and surf at Crena Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventureiro.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:

Paraty

— 6 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: make a trip to Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha da Cotia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Brava, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Bento Goncalves

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bento Goncalves side-trips: Cristo (in Guapore) and Flores Da Cunha (Viapiana Winery & Vinicola Salvattore). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Casa Fontanari.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bento Goncalves trip builder.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Bento Goncalves by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Gramado

— 3 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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and walk around Mini Mundo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gramado vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. October in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then stroll around Tangua Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October; daily highs in Curitiba reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout, and stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias driving holiday planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba 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 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Natal.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 12:

Natal

— 4 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
When in Natal, make a side trip to see Cajueiro de Pirangi in Pirangi do Norte, approximately Pirangi do Norte away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, don't miss a visit to Jacumã Lagoon, stroll through Camurupim Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Natal trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Natal in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Natal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Natal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Fernando de Noronha

— 8 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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meio Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha day trip website.

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 24:

Porto de Galinhas

— 6 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Capela Dourada, Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip planning site.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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.