28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

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28 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Gramado
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
6
Brasilia
— 2 nights
7
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
8
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Morcego Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grumixama Beach and Sitio Forte Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, and visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande tour itinerary maker tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Ilha Grande is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Ilha Grande at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach

1
night
Paraty

Paraty ©
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.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict, wander the streets of Centro Historico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumaca Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Penha.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paraty journey builder .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Church of Our Lady of Penha ©
Church of Our Lady of Penha

5
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.
Get outdoors at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Getting from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In November in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gramado travel route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Catedral de Pedra
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Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Foz do Iguacu using our trip planner.

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. November in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
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.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, then take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo da Boa Vontade. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brasilia using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Brasilia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Resgate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, visit a coastal fixture at Farol da Barra, stroll the grounds of The British Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of Salvador, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in November, Salvador is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cathedral Of Salvador
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get some cultural insight at Outeiro church and panoramic view and Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill. Step out of the city life by going to Muro Alto Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Recife to see Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, and explore the gorgeous colors at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Sueste and Baia do Sancho. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and kick back and relax at Fernando de Noronha.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In November, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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