30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
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Vitoria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
Fly
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Campo Grande
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goiania
— 1 night
Drive
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cuiaba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ilheus
— 1 night
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Salvador
— 5 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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Leblon Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vitoria.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Vitoria

— 3 nights

Sun City

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vitoria: Guarapari (Tres Praias & Bacutia Beach). There's much more to do: admire the architecture and history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario, take some stellar pictures from Morro do Moreno, and get outside with Parque Ilha do Papagaio.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vitoria online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vitoria can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Belo Horizonte

— 4 nights

Garden City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belo Horizonte side-trips: Ouro Preto (Monumento a Tiradentes, Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, &more), Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Sarzedo Station Culture Plataform (in Sarzedo). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia dos Sagrados Coracoes, contemplate the long history of Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina, and take in the exciting artwork at Palacio das Artes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belo Horizonte road trip tool.

Getting from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vitoria in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Belo Horizonte, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Campo Grande.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Campo Grande

— 2 nights

Swarthy City

Built on agricultural traditions, Campo Grande has grown rapidly, from a rural village in 1875 to a thriving metropolis of more than 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arautos do Evangelho, stop by Shopping Campo Grande, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque das Nacoes Indigenas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro.

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Fly from Belo Horizonte to Campo Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Campo Grande, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goiania.

Things to do in Campo Grande

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Goiania

— 1 night

Capital of the Cerrado

A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
On the 16th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Lua, then examine the collection at Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, then stroll around Vaca Brava Park, and finally walk around Areiao Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Goiania day trip planning app.

Fly from Campo Grande to Goiania in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Brasilia

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

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 museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, make a trip to Praca dos Tres Poderes, walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brasilia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Goiania to Brasilia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brasilia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cuiaba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Cuiaba

— 2 nights

Capital of the Southern Amazon

Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Mae Bonifacia Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Bom Despacho Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basílica do Senhor Bom Jesus de Cuiabá, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cuiaba trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Cuiaba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to Cuiaba due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brasilia in January, expect Cuiaba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Porto Seguro

— 3 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Porto Seguro is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Taperapua Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro online travel planner.

You can fly from Cuiaba to Porto Seguro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuiaba to Porto Seguro is 1 hour. January in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ilheus.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Ilheus

— 1 night

Little Princess of the South

Nestled in the heart of Brazil's cacao-producing region, Ilheus offers a blend of attractive architecture, coastal scenery, and intriguing history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Piedade Lookout, kick back and relax at Praia Dos Milionarios, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Sebastiao Cathedral. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Engenhoca Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Havaizinho Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Tijuipe Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ilheus tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Porto Seguro to Ilheus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January in Ilheus, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Ilheus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Salvador

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Praia do Forte (Forte Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). Next up on the itinerary: visit Pelourinho, examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto da Barra.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salvador trip planner.

You can fly from Ilheus to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Salvador are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.