60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Recife
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Salvador
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Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo
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Florianopolis
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Recife — 8 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Historico de Olinda and Praia de Calhetas. Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Conceicao Beach (in Marian Farinha), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Paiva Beach & Gaibu Beach) and Coroa do Aviao Beach (in Igarassu). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta de Pedras Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, and enjoy breathtaking views from Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Recife tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Recife is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Recife at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Salvador.
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Salvador — 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pelourinho and Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado. Step off the beaten path and head to Ilha dos Frades and Praia do Lord. Venture out of the city with trips to Itacimirim Beach (in Itacimirim), Cacao Beach (in Madre de Deus) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Praia do Forte). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Guarajuba Beach, see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, stroll through Stella Maris Beach, and contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Salvador takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 12 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore hidden gems such as Leblon Beach and Boulevard Olimpico. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Niteroi (Camboinhas Beach, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Rio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro tour planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo — 9 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jardins District and Tombo Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Pitangueiras beach and Ponta da Praia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Canto do Forte Beach (in Praia Grande), Santos (Coffee Museum, Museu Pele, &more) and Guaruja (Praia do Guaiúba, Praia de Pernambuco, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, examine the collection at Sabina, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande, and admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 22 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Costa da Lagoa and Forte Marechal Moura de Naufragados. Escape the urban bustle at Jurere Beach and Canasvieiras Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Florianopolis side-trips: Palhoca (Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia do Maco, &more), Governador Celso Ramos (Cordas Beach & Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress) and Bombinhas (Praia De Quatro Ilhas, Conceicao Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia do Campeche, identify plant and animal life at Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis, kick back and relax at Praia de Taquaras, and steep yourself in history at Forte Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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