25 days in Brazil Itinerary

25 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Drive
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
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Guapimirim
— 2 nights
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Bonito
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Bonito
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 9 nights
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Chapada Diamantina National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Coronel Horácio de Mattos Airport, Fly to Calgary

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Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 6th (Mon), walk around Parque Ibirapuera, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool.

Calgary, Canada to Sao Paulo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get warmer in Sao Paulo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Toboga.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Paraty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

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 Pico do Papagaio and Abraao Beach. Visit Dois Rios Beach and Caxadaco Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Aquamarina Mergulho and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande day trip app.

Getting from Paraty to Ilha Grande by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guapimirim.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Guapimirim

— 2 nights
North of Rio de Janeiro, the town of Guapimirim provides an ideal base for touring the state capital and its sprawling metropolitan area.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Dedo de Deus. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Chafariz de Ouro, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra do Sino, and get answers to all your questions at Centro de Visitantes Von Martius Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guapimirim itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ilha Grande to Guapimirim. In December, daily temperatures in Guapimirim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Guapimirim

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Bonito

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonito trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guapimirim to Bonito. Traveling from Guapimirim to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Bonito to Rio de Janeiro in 16.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bonito to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Florianopolis

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ecomuseu do Ribeirao da Ilha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis vacation site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect nights in Florianopolis to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

— 9 nights
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
We've included these beaches for you: Segunda Praia and Quarta Praia. Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz and Boca de Valeria Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Morro de Sao Paulo: Ilha de Boipeba (Morere, Cueira Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, stroll through Garapua Beach, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, and get to know the fascinating history of Ruinas da Fortaleza do Tapirandu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro de Sao Paulo journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Florianopolis to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Florianopolis in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Morro de Sao Paulo. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chapada Diamantina National Park.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapada Diamantina National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vale do Capao and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mirante do Pati.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chapada Diamantina National Park trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Morro de Sao Paulo to Chapada Diamantina National Park. In December, daytime highs in Chapada Diamantina National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.