44 days in Brazil Itinerary

44 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Bus to Itapema, Taxi to Bombinhas
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Bombinhas
— 3 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Paraty
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins, Bus to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Bus to Belo Horizonte Confins, Fly to Brasilia
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salvador
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Taxi to Cabo, Train to Recife
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Recife
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 9 nights
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Sao Paulo — 3 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get in touch with nature at Enseada Beach and Cedeira Dive. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu do Futebol and Liberdade. There's still lots to do: stop by Eataly Sao Paulo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo travel route planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Sao Paulo is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Cape Town in May, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bombinhas.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Bombinhas — 3 nights

A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Step out of the city life by going to Bombinhas Beach and Praia De Quatro Ilhas. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bombinhas vacation planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bombinhas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In May in Bombinhas, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Paraty on the 26th (Thu).
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Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.
Visiting Centro Historico and Paraty Religious Arts Museum will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cachacaria Cana Caiana and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paraty journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bombinhas to Paraty in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Ilha Grande — 3 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Escape the urban bustle at Julia Beach and Parnaioca Beach. Relax by the water at Feiticeira Beach and Praia Preta.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Rio de Janeiro — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, then steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally examine the collection at Folclore Edison Carneiro Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. June in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.
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Ouro Preto — 3 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu da Inconfidencia and Mina Du Veloso. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto road trip website.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, Ouro Preto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Brasilia on the 7th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Brasilia — 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Memorial JK and Banco do Brasil Cultural Center - CCBB DF capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Metropolitana and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia day trip tool.

Getting from Ouro Preto to Brasilia by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouro Preto in June, Brasilia is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Salvador — 3 nights

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Visiting Forte Beach and Mergulho Easy will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Do Senhor Do Bonfim and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pelourinho and examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salvador trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salvador when traveling from Brasilia in June, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Porto de Galinhas — 3 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas visit planner.

Getting from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Recife.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Recife — 3 nights

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue and Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Olinda, browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall, and engage your brain at Espaco Ciencia.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Recife tour planning app.

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Recife in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Fernando de Noronha — 3 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.
Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Shark Museum, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Imua Noronha, and kick back and relax at Boldro Beacch.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online trip planner.

Fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. June in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Sao Paulo — 9 nights

Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Paulista Avenue and Museu do Futebol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida), Enseada Beach (in Guaruja) and Skydiving (in Boituva). See even more of Sao Paulo: examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, take a stroll through Liberdade, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. While traveling from Fernando de Noronha, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — Jul 1:

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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State of Pernambuco travel guide

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Home to a World Heritage-listed city that's considered one of the oldest European settlements on the continent, State of Pernambuco manages to preserve much of its colonial architecture and atmosphere despite modern developments. Big urban centers contain the majority of State of Pernambuco tourist attractions, which include landmark churches built in the early 16th century. A melting pot of African, European, and indigenous cultures, the region boasts a varied musical scene, drawing travelers interested in taking culturally enriching holidays in State of Pernambuco. Away from its major urban centers, the region boasts a relatively short but appealing coastline dotted with sandy beaches and lapped by surfing waves.
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