17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly to Palmas, Drive to Mateiros
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Mateiros
— 1 night
Drive
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Fly
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Salvador
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro — 2 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Rio de Janeiro is 4 hours. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Ilha Grande — 2 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on LiG Lanchas and then kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Praia Preta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ilha Grande, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. In April, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paraty.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Paraty — 2 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.
On the 18th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then wander the streets of Centro Historico. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paraty itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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 20th (Wed): stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online visit planner.

You can 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 April, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mateiros.
Museums · Parks

Mateiros — 1 night

Mateiros translates into English as "Bushmen"--given the rugged nature surrounding the town of around 1,800 inhabitants, it's a highly appropriate label.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mateiros online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Sao Paulo to Mateiros in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Lencois Maranhenses National Park on the 22nd (Fri).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Lencois Maranhenses National Park — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mateiros to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. In April in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fernando de Noronha.
Parks · Nature

Fernando de Noronha — 2 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.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, then go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, and then hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Fernando de Noronha. The time zone difference when traveling from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In April in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Porto de Galinhas — 1 night

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 27th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Salvador.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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Salvador — 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and then stop by Pelourinho.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.

Angra Dos Reis travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Islands · Bodies of Water
Consisting of an island for every day of the year, the municipality of Angra dos Reis has incredible tourism potential because it's surrounded by rugged natural scenery. The town itself has been overwhelmed by industrialization--with an oil terminal and a large port dominating its once-spectacular coastline, along with two nearby nuclear power plants. Head a few kilometers out of town to see the coast as it once was, with pristine waters and flourishing tropical vegetation. There's plenty to enjoy on the 365 islands, some of which are owned by wealthy celebrities and businesspeople.