60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Florianopolis
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Penha
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
3
Gramado
— 5 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Paraty
— 7 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
7
Ilha Grande
— 9 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive
9
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Fly to Porto de Galinhas
10
Porto de Galinhas
— 6 nights
Fly
11
Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly
12
Aquiraz
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Florianopolis — 6 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Family-friendly places like Praia Mole and Praia do Campeche will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Palhoca (Pinheira Beach & Guarda do Embau Beach) and Fora Beach (in Guarda do Embau). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste, step off the mainland to explore Campeche Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, and look for gifts at Lagoa da Conceicao.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florianopolis route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Florianopolis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Florianopolis, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Florianopolis reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Penha.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

Penha — 3 nights

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Kids will enjoy Beto Carrero World and Tribo da Agua Mergulho. Change things up with a short trip to Praia das Laranjeiras in Balneario Camboriu (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Univali Oceanographic Museum, kick back and relax at Picarras Beach, and get outside with Praia Bacia Da Vovo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Penha trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Penha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Penha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Gramado — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lago Negro and Mini Mundo. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Snowland, make a trip to Rua Coberta, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and examine the collection at Museu dos Beatles.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gramado itinerary planner.

Getting from Penha to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Foz do Iguacu — 2 nights

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 30th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu journey maker website.

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. December in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Sao Paulo — 3 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Bring the kids along to Parque Ibirapuera and Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip site.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.
Attractions like Centro Historico and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, and take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Paraty online holiday planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:

Ilha Grande — 9 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pico do Papagaio and Dois Rios Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Aracatibinha Beach, take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Itaguacu Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande attractions 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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 19:

Rio de Janeiro — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, get great views at Leblon Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Armacao dos Buzios — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Brava Beach, take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach and then stroll through Tartaruga Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Porto de Galinhas — 6 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kids will enjoy Muro Alto Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Cabo de Santo Agostinho to see Engenho Massangana about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Fernando de Noronha — 8 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.
Attractions like Praia do Sueste and Atalaia Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Leão, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha travel planner.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Aquiraz.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:

Aquiraz — 2 nights

A popular destination with outdoor adventurers, the coastal city of Aquiraz offers plenty of attractions--both man-made and natural--along its lengthy, lively coastline.
On the 11th (Thu), cool off at Beach Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aquiraz road trip planning tool.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Aquiraz in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In February in Aquiraz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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.