59 days in Brazil Itinerary

59 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil journey planner
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Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
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Brasilia
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Salvador
— 4 nights
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Recife
— 6 nights
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Manaus
— 2 nights
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Fortaleza
— 6 nights
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 4 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
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Porto Alegre
— 4 nights
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Natal
— 4 nights
Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins, Bus to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
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Belem
— 2 nights
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Chapada dos Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro — 6 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: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alexandria in September, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:

Sao Paulo — 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Sao Luiz Fort (in Guaruja) and SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo travel route planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Brasilia.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Brasilia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Templo da Boa Vontade, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, then admire the landmark architecture of Itamaraty Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, examine the collection at Museo Nacional, get a sense of history and politics at Congresso Nacional, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip itinerary site.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: highs in Brasilia hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Florianopolis.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Florianopolis — 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Guarda do Embau (Pedra do Urubu & Prainha Beach), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Ser Soham Terapias (in Garopaba). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Beto Carrero World, enjoy the sand and surf at Joaquina Beach, stroll through Praia da Galheta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Batista Chapel.

Plan my day in Florianopolis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Florianopolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for slightly colder days in Florianopolis, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salvador.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba), Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar) and Genipabu Beach (in Arembepe). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pelourinho, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salvador tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Salvador takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Salvador: highs are around 33°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Recife.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Recife — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Nata Artesanato, Cupe beach, &more), Mirante de Itapoama (in Cabo de Santo Agostinho) and Tamandare (Praia dos Carneiros & Praia de Tamandare). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Recife trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Recife takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Manaus.
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:

Manaus — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, and finally don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Amazon Rainforest.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manaus vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Manaus takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Recife to Manaus. Traveling from Recife in October, you will find days in Manaus are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fortaleza.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Fortaleza — 6 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Beberibe (Praia de Morro Branco, Monumento Natural das Falesias de Beberibe, &more), Aquiraz (Beach Park, Aquiraz Riviera Golf Course, &more) and Barra Nova Beach (in Caponga). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia de Cumbuco, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, and make a trip to Espaco Cultural Unifor.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fortaleza route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Fortaleza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Manaus to Fortaleza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Fortaleza can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Armacao dos Buzios — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armacao dos Buzios: Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach, stroll through Azeda Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios vacation maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fortaleza to Armacao dos Buzios takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fortaleza in October, with highs in Armacao dos Buzios at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Belo Horizonte.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Belo Horizonte — 2 nights

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, see the interesting displays at Casa Fiat de Cultura, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and finally explore the world behind art at Inima de Paula Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Parque Da Serra Do Curral, then make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, then walk around Parque Mosteiro Tom Jobim, and finally head outdoors with Magrela's Life Style.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Armacao dos Buzios to Belo Horizonte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.
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Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Foz do Iguacu — 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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 nature, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu itinerary builder site.

Fly from Belo Horizonte to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Alegre.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Porto Alegre — 4 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Alegre: Gramado (Praca Major Nicoletti, Room Escape Games, &more), Felskopf Viewpoint (in Morro Reuter) and Sao Miguel Church (in Dois Irmaos). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chave-Mestra, see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, walk around Parque Moacyr Scliar, and go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre.

Plan my day in Porto Alegre using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Porto Alegre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November: highs in Porto Alegre hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Natal.
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Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Natal — 4 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Explore Natal's surroundings by going to Parrachos de Rio do Fogo (in Rio do Fogo) and Praia da Pipa (Madeiro Beach, Baia dos Golfinhos, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, immerse yourself in nature at Parque das Dunas, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Natal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Natal takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Natal, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.
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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

Ouro Preto — 2 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural Municipal Das Andorinhas, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, don't miss a visit to Largo de Coimbra, then see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), and finally examine the collection at Museu da Inconfidencia. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, get great views at Mirante da Pedra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Estrada Real, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Pocinho.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Natal to Ouro Preto takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Natal in November, Ouro Preto is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Belem.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu do Cirio de Nazare, walk around Mangal das Garcas, steep yourself in history at Forte do Presepio, then explore the world behind art at Espaco Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas, then don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Trindade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Cultural SESC Boulevard, pause for some serene contemplation at Belem Metropolitan Cathedral, then make a trip to Galeria Theodoro Braga, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belem trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ouro Preto to Belem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Belem when traveling from Ouro Preto in November, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chapada dos Guimaraes.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Chapada dos Guimaraes — 2 nights

In the middle of Mato Grosso, Chapada dos Guimaraes contains many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Caverna Kiogo Brado and then get outside with Kassya Guia de Turismo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chapada dos Guimaraes trip website.

You can fly from Belem to Chapada dos Guimaraes in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belem to Chapada dos Guimaraes. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Brazil travel guide

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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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