18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Fortaleza
— 2 nights
shuttle:  4​h
2
Jericoacoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sao Luis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Florianopolis

2
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira, stroll through Praia de Futuro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Sao Pedro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fortaleza itinerary planning website .

Florianopolis to Fortaleza is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florianopolis in July, expect Fortaleza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach
Capela Sao Pedro ©
Capela Sao Pedro

4
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Jericoacoara National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclo Jeri, don't miss a visit to Arvore da Preguica, and explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jericoacoara trip itinerary website .

You can take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
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Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada

3
nights
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Lencois Maranhenses National Park is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Capivara Beach and explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Lencois Maranhenses National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Sao Luis on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Sao Luis

Sao Luis
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Luis trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Sao Luis. July in Sao Luis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toBrasilia.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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3
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
Brasilia is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, identify plant and animal life at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, and admire the landmark architecture of JK Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia itinerary tool .

Getting from Sao Luis to Brasilia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sao Luis, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Brasilia, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

4
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
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.
When in Belo Horizonte, make a side trip to see Inhotim in Brumadinho, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras, and walk around Parque das Mangabeiras.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Belo Horizonte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

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