23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner
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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 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
3
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 2 nights
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
— 3 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rio de Janeiro — 3 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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Brussels in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande — 3 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, explore the ancient world of Ruinas do Lazareto, examine the collection at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande day trip website.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Paraty.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak, wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then don't miss a visit to Mini Royal Road.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.
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Parks · Nature · 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 22nd (Fri), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip 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 July, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gramado.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Gramado — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Snowland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor, then walk around Mini Mundo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gramado travel route planning site.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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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 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Alto Paraiso de Goias — 3 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.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Sertao Zen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

You can 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. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, examine the collection at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha, and trek along Trilha do Piquinho.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson and then stroll through Muro Alto Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas holiday planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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.
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