34 days in Brazil Itinerary

34 days in Brazil Itinerary

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34 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Itacare
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  5​h
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
+4
ferry + taxi + bus + foot + ferry:  12​h 15​min
4
Ilha de Boipeba
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Salvador
— 2 nights
bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Maceio
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Maragogi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Joao Pessoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Praia da Pipa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Maracajau
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Fortaleza
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
13
Jericoacoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
14
Barreirinhas
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
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, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, kick back and relax at Pitinga Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Quadrado.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro day trip site .

Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto Seguro, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Prainha Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Passarela da Vila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeribucacu Beach, and then make a trip to Cafe Cacau.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Itacare travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Seguro to Itacare takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Itacare are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Itacarezinho Beach ©
Itacarezinho Beach
Concha Beach ©
Concha Beach

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, stop by Eco Store, and then stroll through Gamboa Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha de Boipeba.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

2
nights
Ilha de Boipeba

Ilha de Boipeba ©
One of the islands of the Tinhare archipelago, Ilha de Boipeda hasn't reached the same level of development of some of its island neighbors, preserving it as an idyllic getaway destination that makes few concessions to the modern world.
You've now added Ilha de Boipeba to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cueira Beach, then make a trip to Praca Santo Antonio, and then step off the mainland to explore Ilha de Boipeba.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ilha de Boipeba road trip planning tool .

Getting from Itacare to Ilha de Boipeba by combination of taxi, bus, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Itacare to Ilha de Boipeba is minus 1 hour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha de Boipeba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ilha de Boipeba
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Morere ©
Morere
Ponta de Castelhanos ©
Ponta de Castelhanos
Ilha de Boipeba ©
Ilha de Boipeba

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, then admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salvador day trip website .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha de Boipeba to Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In August in Salvador, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Ponta Verde Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipioca.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maceio day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Maceio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Maceio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia de Ipioca ©
Praia de Ipioca
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Ponta de Mangue, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi, kick back and relax at Maragogi Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maragogi trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Maceio to Maragogi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Recife.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

2
nights
Recife

Recife ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the striking features of Pernambuco House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Museu do Trem, then see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Recife online trip builder .

You can drive from Maragogi to Recife in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Recife when traveling from Maragogi in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Historic Sites
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

3
nights
Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
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.
Take a break from Joao Pessoa with a short trip to Coqueirinho Beach in Conde, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia do Jacare, kick back and relax at Picaozinho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio da Redencao.

Start your trip to Joao Pessoa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Joao Pessoa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Jacare, Coqueirinho Beach
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Praia do Jacare ©
Praia do Jacare
Tambau Beach ©
Tambau Beach
Cabo Branco Beach ©
Cabo Branco Beach

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cacimbinhas Cliffs, then take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill, then kick back and relax at Pipa Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Vila da Pipa Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, then stroll through Dolphins Bay, and then make a trip to Rua Beija Flor.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa day trip site .

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Praia da Pipa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maracajau.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila da Pipa Shopping, Cacimbinhas Cliffs
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

1
night
Maracajau

Maracajau
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): cool off at Manoa Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Maracajau Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Maracajau day trip planner.

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Maracajau in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Maracajau are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Maracajau

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Manoa Park
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3
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fortaleza: Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Futuro, kick back and relax at Crocobeach, and admire all the interesting features of Arena Castelao.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fortaleza trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maracajau to Fortaleza. Traveling from Maracajau in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fortaleza, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aquiraz
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

3
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
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.
Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Jericoacoara National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclo Jeri, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jericoacoara Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jericoacoara online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
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Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada

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nights
Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Porto Preguicas Beach and then explore the activities along Rio Preguicas.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barreirinhas route planner.

Getting from Jericoacoara to Barreirinhas by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Barreirinhas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park ©
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas

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