25 days in Brazil Itinerary

25 days in Brazil Itinerary

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25 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Itacare
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Maceio
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Maragogi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Preta and Dois Rios Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Aventureiro and Santo Antonio Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Lagoa Azul and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Funil.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Ilha Grande is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Ilha Grande hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

2
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mirante de Joao Fernandes and Praia do Forte. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Azeda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo to see Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mirante de Joao Fernandes ©
Mirante de Joao Fernandes
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

3
nights
Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Get in touch with nature at Ribeira Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Tiririca and Prainha Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, don't miss a visit to Cafe Cacau, and stroll through Itacarezinho Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Itacare road trip app .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Itacare by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Itacare sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

1
night
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll through Paripueira Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Sonho Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipioca.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maceio itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Itacare to Maceio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Maceio can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Paripueira
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Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Antunes Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and then see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Japaratinga Beach, then stroll through Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maragogi road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Maceio to Maragogi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
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Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, explore the striking landscape at Lookout Stone of Cogomelo, and then see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, then kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Porto de Galinhas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Maragogi in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Porto de Galinhas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lookout Stone of Cogomelo
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe
Praia De Maracaipe ©
Praia De Maracaipe

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nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Madeiro Beach and Madeiro Beach. Get outdoors at Barra de Cunhau and Pipa Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphins Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cacimbinhas Cliffs.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa online holiday planner .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Praia da Pipa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Praia da Pipa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tibau do Sul, Barra de Cunhau
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fernando de Noronha and Atalaia Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porto de Santo Antonio Beach and Praia do Cachorro. The adventure continues: stroll through Conceicao Beach, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha route website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

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