60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil holiday planner
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Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gramado
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Curitiba
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Curitiba
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sao Luis
— 3 nights
Fly to Campina Grande, Bus to Caruaru
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Caruaru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Campina Grande
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Petropolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo — 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu do Futebol. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Aparecida (Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sao Paulo. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Gramado.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Gramado — 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Popular historic sites such as Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes and Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu dos Beatles and Hollywood Dream Cars. Venture out of the city with trips to Bento Goncalves (Caminhos de Pedra & Casa Fontanari) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Metodista, walk around Mini Mundo, and see the interesting displays at Mundo a Vapor.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gramado trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.
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Curitiba — 6 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Mosteiro do Encontro. Get some historical perspective at Santuario Tabor Magnificat and Museu de Arte Indigena. Get out of town with these interesting Curitiba side-trips: Lapa (Casa da Camara e Cadeia & Museu Historico da Lapa) and Familia Fardo Vinicola (in Quatro Barras). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Primeira Igreja Batista de Curitiba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula, and explore the galleries of SOMA Galeria.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Curitiba online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Curitiba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Curitiba sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Brasilia.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Brasilia — 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Memorial JK and Espaco Lucio Costa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Seicho No Ie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brasilia road trip planning tool.

Fly from Curitiba to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in June, with highs in Brasilia at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sao Luis.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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.
Centro Histórico and Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa de Cultura Huguenote Daniel de La Touche and Casa do Maranhao. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of King Christ Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Se, explore the historical opulence of Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, and contemplate the long history of Palacio dos Leoes.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Luis trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Luis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Brasilia in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sao Luis: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Caruaru.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Caruaru — 3 nights

Little Princess of Agreste

Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
Get a sense of the local culture at Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space and Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino e Atelie Severino Vitalino. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Luiz Gonzaga and Museu do Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco. Step out of Caruaru with an excursion to J.Borges Memorial in Bezerros--about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Caruaru vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sao Luis to Caruaru in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Luis to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Campina Grande.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Campina Grande — 5 nights

Arguably northeastern Brazil’s most important city, Campina Grande represents a thriving hub of industry, technology, and education.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vila Sitio Sao Joao and Salao de Artesanato da Paraiba. Casa de Margarida Maria Alves Museum and Museu de Arte Popular da Paraiba will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Campina Grande with a short trip to Jackson do Pandeiro Memorial in Alagoa Grande, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Indigenous Museum and take an in-depth tour of Museu Historico de Campina Grande.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Campina Grande tour planner.

Getting from Caruaru to Campina Grande by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Campina Grande can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shark Museum and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Capela de Sao Pedro and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, and steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha holiday planner.

You can fly from Campina Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campina Grande to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Campina Grande in July, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Petropolis.
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Petropolis — 2 nights

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at La Grande Vallee and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Itaipava. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, then examine the collection at Imperial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petropolis trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Petropolis in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Petropolis. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July; daily highs in Petropolis reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Rio de Janeiro — 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, examine the collection at Espaco Cultural da Marinha, take an in-depth tour of Museu Historico Nacional, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Cultural Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip app.

You can drive from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 23:

Ilha Grande — 7 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pico do Papagaio and Ruinas do Lazareto. Igreja de Sao Sebastiao and Castelhanos Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aquamarina Mergulho, stroll through Grumixama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Morcego Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Ilha Grande Yoga.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Paraty.
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Paraty — 7 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty and Fabio Marqui Arte. Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico and Igreja de Santa Rita are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, explore the galleries of Galeria Zoom de Fotografia, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Poco da Laje, and pause for some serene contemplation at Atelier Brasil Goulart.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:

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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