60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Train to Oriente, Fly to Belem
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Belem
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paraty
— 7 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly
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Natal
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas
— 7 nights
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Belem — 2 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Belem Metropolitan Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Cirio de Nazare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Alexandre, contemplate the long history of Forte do Presepio, and then walk around Mangal das Garcas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Belem trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Belem is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Belem is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in November, with highs in Belem at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Alto Paraiso de Goias — 5 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 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, trek along Morro Da Baleia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sertao Zen, and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belem to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brasilia.
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Brasilia — 2 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Espaco Lucio Costa, then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, explore the galleries of Memorial JK, then get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brasilia tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Brasilia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Climbing in the Iguacu Canyon, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then find something for the whole family at Movie Cars Entertainment.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Gramado — 3 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.
Step out of Gramado with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Tres Coroas--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, stroll around Mini Mundo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gramado online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Side Trips

Sao Paulo — 5 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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo planner.

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paraty.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Paraty — 7 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Centro Historico, sample the fine beverages at Alambique Paratiana, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paraty trip website.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Paraty by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ilha Grande — 7 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: kick back and relax at Camiranga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freguesia de Santana Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Acaia, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Rua das Pedras, take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Rio de Janeiro — 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Niteroi and see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Natal.
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Side Trip

Natal — 4 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Natal is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camurupim Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Natal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Natal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Natal are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha — 8 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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Natal to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 7 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, Boa Viagem Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Muro Alto Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, explore by horseback at Haras Maracaipe, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

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 (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. December in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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