12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
1
Curitiba
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Salvador
— 1 night
3
Olinda
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Recife
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Sao Luis
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Manaus
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Curitiba

1
night
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bairro de Santa Felicidade, stroll around Parque Tangua, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and finally examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stroll around Parque Barigui, then explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, and then see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Contemporânea Do Paraná - MAC-PR.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Curitiba. In August, daytime highs in Curitiba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Parque Tangua ©
Parque Tangua

1
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Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Pelourinho, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and finally contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Salvador road trip site .

Getting from Curitiba to Salvador by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Curitiba in August, expect Salvador to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olinda.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

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Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Atelier Vilanova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Cruz dos Milagre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olinda visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Olinda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Recife.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

1
night
Recife

Recife ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally take in the views from Ponte da Boa Vista.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Recife road trip planning app .

Getting from Olinda to Recife by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

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nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, then view the masterpieces at So Arte, then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas visit website .

You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

So Arte
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, take some stellar pictures from Trilha Atalaia, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, then contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa de Cultura Huguenote Daniel de La Touche.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Luis online trip builder .

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Luis in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Luis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Sao Luis sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se

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night
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manaus vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sao Luis to Manaus takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Luis to Manaus is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters

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