53 days in Brazil Itinerary

53 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Drive
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Vitoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salvador
— 5 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Recife
— 1 night
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly
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Recife
— 7 nights
Drive
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Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jericoacoara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fortaleza
— 4 nights
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Joao Pessoa
— 13 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Vitoria.

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Vitoria

— 2 nights

Sun City

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Canto Beach and then kick back and relax at Camburi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Boi Island, then appreciate the history behind Monument Vitoria 360 Graus, then take in the history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vitoria journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vitoria can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Vitoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Porto Seguro

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mucuge Street, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, kick back and relax at Praia do Mucugê, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Vitoria to Porto Seguro by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salvador.

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salvador: Praia do Forte (Piscinas Naturais & Forte Beach). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Farol da Barra.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salvador holiday planner.

You can drive from Porto Seguro to Salvador in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Porto de Galinhas.

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Porto de Galinhas

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Recife

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero and then see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo, and then stroll through Boa Viagem Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Recife trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December in Recife, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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 museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

Before you visit Fernando de Noronha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha. December in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Recife

— 7 nights

Brazilian Venice

Explore Recife further: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Recife online travel route planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Recife by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Recife is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Recife

Side Trip

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Praia da Pipa

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praia da Pipa: Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Lagoa de Carcara (in Nisia Floresta). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Pipa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Tibau do Sul, and see some colorful creatures with Pipa Aventura.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Praia da Pipa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In December in Praia da Pipa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Jericoacoara

— 3 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.
Jericoacoara is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada, and kick back and relax at Jericoacoara Beach.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Praia da Pipa to Jericoacoara in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Praia da Pipa to Jericoacoara is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Fortaleza

— 4 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aquiraz (Porto das Dunas Beach & Beach Park), Praia de Morro Branco (in Beberibe) and Praia de Cumbuco (in Cumbuco). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Futuro, kick back and relax at Iracema Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado Central de Fortaleza.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza trip itinerary app.

Traveling by shuttle from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza takes 4 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. In January, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Joao Pessoa

— 13 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joao Pessoa: Camboinha Beach (in Cabedelo), Igreja da Guia (in Lucena) and Conde (Tabatinga Beach, Coqueirinho Beach, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tambau Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco, stroll through Piscinas Naturais do Seixas, and explore the world behind art at Estacao Cabo Branco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Joao Pessoa visit planner.

Getting from Fortaleza to Joao Pessoa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Joao Pessoa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Side Trips

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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.