15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Governador Valadares
— 3 nights
Drive
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Macae
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 day
Drive
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Macae
— 1 night
Drive
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Sao Mateus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Governador Valadares
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night

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Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, contemplate the long history of Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina, and then don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, browse the different shops at Shopping Paragem, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and finally pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Tancredo Neves International Airport. September in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Governador Valadares.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Governador Valadares

— 3 nights
Governador Valadares is known for nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Da Ibituruna, examine the collection at Science Park, buy something for everyone on your list at GV Shopping, and soothe aching muscles at Estereotipo Fitness.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Governador Valadares vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Governador Valadares takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Macae.

Things to do in Governador Valadares

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Macae

— 3 nights

Little Princess of the Atlantic

A fast growing municipality at the center of Brazil's oil production, Macae has more to offer visitors than stories about black gold.
Change things up with these side-trips from Macae: Rio das Ostras (Praia de Costazul, Costa Azul, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia dos Cavaleiros, stroll through Pecado Beach, explore the activities along Imboassica Lake, and head outdoors with Cachoeira das Sete Quedas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Macae trip planner.

Traveling by car from Governador Valadares to Macae takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Macae

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Rio de Janeiro

— 1 day

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online holiday planner.

Getting from Macae to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Macae.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Macae

— 1 night

Little Princess of the Atlantic

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Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Macae in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Sao Mateus.

Things to do in Macae

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Sao Mateus

— 2 nights

Queen of Cricare

Founded in 1544, Sao Mateus ranks as one of the oldest municipalities in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Sao Mateus side-trips: Itaunas Beach (in Itaunas) and Reserva Natural Vale (in Linhares). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Barra Nova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tamar project Guriri, enjoy the sand and surf at Bosque Beach, and delve into the distant past at Igreja Velha.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Mateus driving holiday planner.

Getting from Macae to Sao Mateus by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Governador Valadares.

Things to do in Sao Mateus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Governador Valadares

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Estereotipo Fitness, browse the different shops at GV Shopping, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Da Ibituruna.

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Traveling by car from Sao Mateus to Governador Valadares takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Governador Valadares

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Belo Horizonte

— 1 night

Garden City

On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and then shop like a local with Palacio das Artes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Governador Valadares to Belo Horizonte in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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.