32 days in Brazil Itinerary

32 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Get some cultural insight at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and Barra da Tijuca Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Republica.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planning tool.

Kabul, Afghanistan to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Afghanistan Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. In October in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll get in some beach time at Lagoa Azul and Parnaioca Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Papagaio and Crena Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Aquamarina Mergulho, kick back and relax at Saco do Ceu Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freguesia de Santana Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande sightseeing planning site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paraty.
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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.
Centro Historico and Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Saco do Mamangua Beach and Jabaquara Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Galeria Aecio Sarti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Rita, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Paraty, and admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of Penha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Paulista Avenue and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Afro Brazil Museum. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Espaco Olavo Setubal.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Jerimum and Atelier Vilanova. Get some cultural insight at Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Risoleta Britto Galeria. Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Recife and see Paco do Frevo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stroll through Cupe beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online route planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, Porto de Galinhas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Praia do Bode, explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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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