20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
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Salvador
— 1 night
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Brasilia
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stop by Feira da Praca XV, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Singapore to Rio de Janeiro. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa Azul and Itaguacu Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grumixama Beach and Tapera Beach. It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Aquamarina Mergulho and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary tool.

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. February in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Paraty

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), stop by Cachacaria Cana Caiana, then stop by Centro Historico, and then take in the exciting artwork at Casa da Cultura de Paraty.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paraty day trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Sueste and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. There's much more to do: stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, get great views at Trilha Atalaia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Salvador

— 1 night

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Pelourinho and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Brasilia

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana and then take in the exciting artwork at Banco do Brasil Cultural Center - CCBB DF.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in February, Brasilia is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Shopping · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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 27th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cataratas JL Shopping.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in February, expect Foz do Iguacu to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.

State of Bahia travel guide

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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.