31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil planner

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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Salvador
— 1 night
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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
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 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
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 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 (Sat): kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas day trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Porto de Galinhas to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Boldro Beacch, and Head underground at Buraco da Raquel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha online tour planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and then wander the streets of Pelourinho.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Salvador online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Salvador are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Dona Marta, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crena Beach, kick back and relax at Praia Preta, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. October in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Toboga, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning app.

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 October in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Mini Mundo and then explore the activities along Lago Negro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gramado trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Foz do Iguacu trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. October in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 4 nights

Highland Paradise

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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.