23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Gramado
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
5
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Salvador
— 2 nights
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Sao Paulo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sao Paulo is minus 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
When in Gramado, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Tres Coroas, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gramado itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Canela, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Kapadokya and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu driving holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Pao de Acucar, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, then make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios holiday planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and finally take a stroll through Pelourinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Elevator Lacerda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, and finally explore the world behind art at Espaco Carybe de Artes.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Salvador road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Salvador takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, and stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

5
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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