37 days in Brazil Itinerary

37 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America itinerary planner
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
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2
Brasilia
— 1 night
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3
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
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4
Caldas Novas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Goiania
— 6 nights
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6
Brasilia
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7
Sao Luis
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 night
Drive
9
Tutoia
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Sao Luis
— 1 night
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11
Salvador
— 4 nights
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12
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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13
Rio de Janeiro
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14
Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
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15
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro — 4 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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. You'll set off for Brasilia on the 15th (Wed).
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Brasilia — 1 night

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.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia day trip planning app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Brasilia to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Nightlife · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Alto Paraiso de Goias — 2 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Caldas Novas.
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Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Caldas Novas — 2 nights

In an area known for its network of roads offering easy access to state capital Goias, Caldas Novas remains one of the world's largest hydro-thermal resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a splash at Hot Park and then make a splash at Water Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardem and then make a splash at diRoma Acqua Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caldas Novas planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Caldas Novas by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Goiania.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Goiania — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Goiania to Pirenopolis to see Centro Historico de Pirenopolis about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Vaca Brava Park, identify plant and animal life at Bosque dos Buritis, stop by Flamboyant Shopping Center, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Lua.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goiania online route planner.

You can drive from Caldas Novas to Goiania in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Brasilia.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Brasilia

Capital of Hope

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): go all around town with City Tours and then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brasilia planning website.

You can fly from Goiania to Brasilia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sao Luis.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Sao Luis — 3 nights

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Sao Luis is known for historic sites, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, contemplate the long history of Palacio dos Leoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and kick back and relax at Calhau Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Luis holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Luis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Sao Luis is a bit warmer than Brasilia - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Lencois Maranhenses National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park vacation app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sao Luis to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. In December, daytime highs in Lencois Maranhenses National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tutoia.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Tutoia — 3 nights

Tutóia is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.The municipality felipe gatão contains part of the Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. Tutoia is known for beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Arpoador Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Tutoia itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Tutoia with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in December, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Luis.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Sao Luis — 1 night

City of Tiles

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis travel planning site.

You can drive from Tutoia to Sao Luis in 12 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Salvador.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Salvador — 4 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.
Explore Salvador's surroundings by going to Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba) and Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pelourinho, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, and enjoy the sea views from Farol da Barra.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Luis to Salvador takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo — 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip builder website.

You can fly from Salvador to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in January, Sao Paulo is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arraial do Cabo.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Arraial do Cabo — 2 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
To plan Arraial do Cabo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Arraial do Cabo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Armacao dos Buzios on the 12th (Wed).
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Armacao dos Buzios — 2 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Armacao dos Buzios is known for beaches, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao Fernandes Beach, and cool off at Tartaruga Beach.

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Drive from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Rio de Janeiro — 1 night

Marvelous City

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning site.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.
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Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Brazil travel guide

4.5
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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Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Waterfalls · Geologic Formations
Inscribed on the World Heritage List as one of the world's oldest and staggeringly diverse ecosystems, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park occupies an ancient plateau developed over the last 2 billion years. A tour of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park leads visitors across landscapes that include dense forests, mighty waterfalls, wild canyons, and high-altitude cerrado (tropical savannah). Vacations in Chapado dos Veadeiros National Park are hugely popular with ecotourists, who base their adventures in gateway towns Sao Jorge or Alto Paraiso de Goias. From one of those two centers nature-lovers can easily access the protected wilderness areas, ideal for hiking, rappelling, and canyoning.
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