60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Aparecida
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Salvador
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Maceio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Natal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
12
Gramado
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Caminho Do Rosario. Step out of the city life by going to Corcovado Peak and Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aparecida: Igreja Matriz de Santa Branca (in Santa Branca) and Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe (in Tremembe). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Morro do Cruzeiro.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aparecida road trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Aparecida is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Aparecida is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Aparecida: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Comunidade Anuncia-Me, Corcovado Peak, Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe, Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, Igreja Matriz de Santa Branca
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Corcovado Peak ©
Corcovado Peak

3
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and The Gold Path. Bring the kids along to Saco do Mamangua Beach and Iriri Beach. Go for a jaunt from Paraty to Ubatuba to see Kairos Ecoliving about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Penha.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paraty trip planner.

You can drive from Aparecida to Paraty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kairos Ecoliving
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Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Church of Our Lady of Penha ©
Church of Our Lady of Penha

6
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get some historical perspective at Aqueduto and Castelhanos Lighthouse. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grumixama Beach and Morcego Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sitio Forte Beach and kick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pao de Acucar and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Get some historical perspective at Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. There's lots more to do: stroll through Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirante da Prainha, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and The British Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Mansao do Caminho. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salvador: Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas), Barra Do Paraguacu Beach (in Salinas da Margarida) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Resgate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salvador trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Salvador, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Guarajuba Beach, Barra Do Paraguacu Beach
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

4
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gunga Beach and Praia de Pajucara. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres and Frances Beach. Explore Maceio's surroundings by going to Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira) and Lages Beach (in Porto de Pedras).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Maceio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Maceio, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frances Beach, Gunga Beach, Paripueira Beach, Lages Beach, Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Lages Beach ©
Lages Beach

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kids will enjoy Muro Alto Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. Escape the urban bustle at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Instituto Ricardo Brennand (in Recife) and Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro (in Tamandare). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas tour planning site .

Drive from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Porto de Galinhas when traveling from Maceio in November, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamandare, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Instituto Ricardo Brennand
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

8
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Attractions like Praia do Sueste and Conceicao Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fernando de Noronha, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Americano, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In November in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

4
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ponta Negra Beach and Baia dos Golfinhos. Escape the urban bustle at Parrachos de Maracajau and Pipa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Cajueiro de Pirangi in Parnamirim (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de Genipabu and get great views at Reis Magos Fortress.

Before you visit Natal, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

3
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral Metropolitana and Templo da Boa Vontade. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Dom Bosco and St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Brasilia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brasilia road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Natal to Brasilia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Natal in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brasilia, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Buddhist Temple and Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas are in your itinerary. Visiting Iguazu Falls and Devil's Throat will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu route planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat

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nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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 Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Casa do Colono. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Pedra and Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Seminario Jesuita (in Pareci Novo), Santuario N S do Caravaggio (in Farroupilha) and Bento Goncalves (Aurora Winery, Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, & more). There's lots more to do: walk around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Snowland, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pellegrino Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gramado using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, Seminario Jesuita, Sao Pellegrino Church, Sao Miguel Church
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Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

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