15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
3
Natal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Praia de Ipanema and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online travel route builder .

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museu Do Futebol, then don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, then walk around Ibirapuera Park, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach and then don't miss a visit to Cajueiro de Pirangi. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, admire the majestic nature at Dunas Park, and then browse the different shops at Midway Mall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Natal trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Natal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Natal, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Dunas Park ©
Dunas Park

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Shark Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planning website .

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Visit Recife Antigo and Church and Monastery of Sao Bento for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Carneiros Beach (in Tamandare), Capela Dourada (in Recife) and Forte Castelo do Mar ruins (in Cabo de Santo Agostinho). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach and stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Recife, Forte Castelo do Mar ruins, Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, Carneiros Beach
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

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