17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Canoa Quebrada
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  8​h 15​min
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Ilha Grande
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Aparecida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
8
Brasilia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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day
Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada ©
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Canoa Quebrada, enjoy the sand and surf at Ceara Beach, and then make a trip to Broadway de Canoa Quebrada.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canoa Quebrada online tour itinerary maker .

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Canoa Quebrada is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Punta Cana in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canoa Quebrada: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

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Praia de Canoa Quebrada ©
Praia de Canoa Quebrada

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night
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 21st (Wed), stroll through Madeiro Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphins Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill and then kick back and relax at Pipa Beach.

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Traveling by car from Canoa Quebrada to Praia da Pipa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, Praia da Pipa is slightly colder than Canoa Quebrada - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fernando de Noronha and Capela de Sao Pedro. Relax by the water at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach and Praia do Cachorro. There's lots more to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha travel planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Praia da Pipa in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

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night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 26th (Mon), kick back and relax at Quarta Praia and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, Morro de Sao Paulo is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul and then stroll through Aventureiro. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, stroll through Santo Antonio Beach, and then stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morro de Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Ilha Grande. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach

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night
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito, snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, then make a trip to Sala das Promessas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela do Batismo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aparecida planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Aparecida takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in August, Aparecida is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites
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Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Igreja de Sao Benedito ©
Igreja de Sao Benedito

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Praia de Ipanema and Sugarloaf Mountain. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ilha Fiscal and Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa dos Mercadores. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, walk around Parque Lage, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aparecida to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): snap pictures at JK Bridge, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, then explore the galleries of Memorial JK, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo da Boa Vontade and then stroll around Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brasilia tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Brasilia, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

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Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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