30 days in Brazil Itinerary

30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio Branco
— 1 night
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Porto Velho
— 1 night
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Manaus
— 1 night
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Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Fly to Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport, Drive to Alter do Chao
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Alter do Chao
— 2 nights
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Belem
— 2 nights
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Palmas
— 1 night
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Sao Luis
— 1 night
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Teresina
— 1 night
Fly to Fortaleza, Shuttle to Jericoacoara
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Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
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Fortaleza
— 2 nights
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Natal
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
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Recife
— 2 nights
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Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
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Rio Branco — 1 night

A valley town in northern Brazil, Rio Branco was founded by rubber tappers and maintains its historical connection to the plantations that began the original settlement.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio Branco trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Rio Branco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Acre Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect nights in Rio Branco to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Velho.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Porto Velho — 1 night

Not a feature on most tourist itineraries, Porto Velho can make an interesting stop when headed to Manaus by riverboat.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Rondon and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto Velho trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio Branco to Porto Velho takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio Branco to Porto Velho due to the time zone difference. October in Porto Velho sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Manaus.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Manaus — 1 night

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Meeting of Waters and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manaus trip site.

Fly from Porto Velho to Manaus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boa Vista.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Boa Vista — 2 nights

The capital of the state of Roraima, and home to roughly half its population, the planned city of Boa Vista was established in 1890 and designed according to an innovative radial shape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Orla Taumanan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manaus to Boa Vista. October in Boa Vista sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alter do Chao.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Alter do Chao — 2 nights

Officially an administrative district of Santarem, and unofficially the town's main selling point, Alter do Chao lies 33 km (21 mi) west of the town center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilha do Amor and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alter do Chao Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta do Mureta and then kick back and relax at Cururu's Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alter do Chao route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boa Vista to Alter do Chao. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Belem.
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Belem — 2 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Espaco Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas, contemplate the long history of Forte do Presepio, then stroll around Mangal das Garcas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu do Cirio de Nazare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare and then don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Belem trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Alter do Chao to Belem takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Belem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Palmas.
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Palmas — 1 night

A freshly founded city in the state of Tocantins, Palmas finds itself nestled between Amazon rainforest and seaside savanna, giving the city a varied landscape.
On the 23rd (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a dose of the wild on Safari Dourado - Ecoturismo e Aventura.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palmas trip builder website.

Getting from Belem to Palmas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belem in October: highs in Palmas hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Sao Luis.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Sao Luis — 1 night

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico, admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, and then examine the collection at Casa da Festa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Luis road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Palmas to Sao Luis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palmas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sao Luis, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Teresina.
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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Teresina — 1 night

Capital of Sun and Light

Prepare for some hot and sticky weather as you head to Teresina, a city of nearly a million people perched between the Parnaiba and Poti rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Estaiada and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Jose Operario.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Teresina vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Luis to Teresina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Luis in October, expect nights in Teresina to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jericoacoara.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Jericoacoara — 2 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jericoacoara Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jericoacoara tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Teresina to Jericoacoara in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Teresina to Jericoacoara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Fortaleza.
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Fortaleza — 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro and then make a splash at Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Iracema Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Cumbuco.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fortaleza trip simple and quick.

Traveling by shuttle from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) 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 30th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Parque das Dunas and then explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Natal online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Natal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Natal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Fernando de Noronha — 5 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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, stroll through Boldro Beacch, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with Imua Noronha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha travel site.

Getting from Natal to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:

Porto de Galinhas — 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Recife.
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Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Recife — 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
On the 9th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo and then explore the galleries of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Recife road trip planner.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Recife by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Joao Pessoa.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Joao Pessoa — 1 night

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 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Branco Beach and then kick back and relax at Tambau Beach.

Plan trip to Joao Pessoa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Joao Pessoa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Brazil travel guide

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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.
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Jijoca de Jericoacoara travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Beaches
With diverse wildlife and appealing coastal scenery, Jijoca de Jericoacoara provides a treat for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Best known for its beaches and surf culture, this area in the far north of Brazil remains largely removed from the modern world of skyscrapers, hectic traffic, and endless streams of tourists. Despite a booming Jijoca de Jericoacoara tourism industry, the place remains an unspoiled getaway ideal for windsurfing, kitesurfing, horseback riding, hiking, and admiring sunset views without the crowds. Less than 300 km (190 mi) from the state capital Fortaleza, Jijoca de Jericoacoara remains a popular weekend retreat for both national and international tourists.
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