31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 2 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
— 1 night
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Porto de Galinhas
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Canoa Quebrada
— 1 night
Drive to Pinto Martins International Airport, Fly to Istanbul

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Rio de Janeiro — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get little chillier in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 4 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, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga, and see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Paraty.
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Paraty — 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, trot along with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar Peak, and enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paraty visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo — 2 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo day trip tool.

Getting from Paraty to Sao Paulo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Gramado.
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Gramado — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Snowland, then find something for the whole family at Mundo a Vapor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Mini Mundo, and then explore the activities along Lago Negro.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gramado online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel route planning site.

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. In August in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Curitiba.
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Curitiba — 1 night

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip maker website.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, expect nights in Curitiba to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias — 4 nights

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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sertao Zen.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planning tool.

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 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 2 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): ride a horse along Haras Maracaipe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then stroll through Muro Alto Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Feira de Artesanato.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto de Galinhas in 8 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 Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 5 nights

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, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, hike along Trilha do Piquinho, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha driving holiday site.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Canoa Quebrada.
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Canoa Quebrada — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ceara Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Canoa Quebrada.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canoa Quebrada journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Canoa Quebrada takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, you will find days in Canoa Quebrada are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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.
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