31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil tour itinerary maker

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Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Shuttle to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas online holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto de Galinhas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Porto de Galinhas at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fernando de Noronha

— 5 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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Trilha do Piquinho, and trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

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Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Armacao dos Buzios

— 1 night

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras and then take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Arraial do Cabo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Farol Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Forno Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arraial do Cabo attractions planner.

Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit planning website.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Ilha Grande

— 5 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach, identify plant and animal life at LiG Lanchas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Paraty

— 5 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, get outside with Ilha do Cedro, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lula Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip itinerary maker website.

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 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Gramado

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Fri), walk around Mini Mundo and then explore the activities along Lago Negro.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gramado travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Foz do Iguacu

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu day 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. In January, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.