47 days in Brazil Itinerary

47 days in Brazil Itinerary

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47 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Bauru
1
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Maceio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
6
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
7
Florianopolis
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Gramado
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bauru

4
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kids will enjoy National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Bertioga and see SESC Bertioga, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder app .

Bauru to Sao Paulo is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Bauru, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

SESC Bertioga, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Catavento Cultural e Educacional ©
Catavento Cultural e Educacional

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gunga Beach and Paripueira Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Maceio: Lages Beach (in Porto de Pedras) and Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Frances Beach, learn more about the world around you at Usina Ciencia - UFAL, and stroll through Praia de Pajucara.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Maceio trip planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Maceio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maceio, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frances Beach, Gunga Beach, Lages Beach, Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Paripueira Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Lages Beach ©
Lages Beach

6
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Bring the kids along to Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, Instituto Ricardo Brennand, & more) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Cupe beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary website .

Getting from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maceio in October since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In October in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grumixama Beach and Dois Rios Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sitio Forte Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Passaterra Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, plan for little chillier nights in Ilha Grande, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beto Carrero World and Praia Mole. There's more to do: stroll through Lagoinha do Leste and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Santinho.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis holiday site .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November; daily highs in Florianopolis reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Beto Carrero World
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

4
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Kids will enjoy Snowland and GramadoZoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Gramado: Porto Alegre (Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre & Enigma Escape Game) and Casa Postal (in Bento Goncalves). There's much more to do: walk around Mini Mundo, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, and don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gramado attractions website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porto Alegre, Canela, Casa Postal
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
GramadoZoo ©
GramadoZoo

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu travel route app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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