21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
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Salvador
— 3 nights
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Natal
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
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Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
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Joao Pessoa
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro — 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Copacabana Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Praia de Ipanema and Pedra Bonita will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Claudio Coutinho Trail, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, engage your brain at Museu do Amanha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Salvador.
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Salvador — 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Sao Francisco Church and Convent will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Flamengo Beach and Praia Farol da Barra. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stella Maris Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja do Santissimo Sacramento do Passo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salvador travel route planning tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Salvador, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Natal.
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Natal — 2 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Morro do Careca and then stroll through Camurupim Beach. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau and then enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Natal trip planner.

Getting from Salvador to Natal by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia dos Porcos and Atalaia Beach. Visiting Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, take some stellar pictures from Trilha Atalaia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Traveling from Natal to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Natal in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Fernando de Noronha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Praia da Pipa.
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Praia da Pipa — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Barra de Cunhau and then enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Amor Beach and then kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, Praia da Pipa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Joao Pessoa.
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Joao Pessoa — 2 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Tambau Beach and then stroll through Cabo Branco Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa attractions planner.

Getting from Praia da Pipa to Joao Pessoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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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.
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