18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Porto de Galinhas
— 1 day
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Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
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Salvador
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Brasilia
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Brasilia
— 1 day
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas

— 1 day

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then look for gifts at Nata Artesanato.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas tour planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Porto de Galinhas. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, expect Porto de Galinhas to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Fernando de Noronha

— 3 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, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online tour planner.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Salvador

— 1 night

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, and finally wander the streets of Pelourinho.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salvador online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Salvador due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Foz do Iguacu

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu online trip planner.

Getting from Salvador to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Foz do Iguacu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Gramado

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, walk around Mini Mundo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Snowland, then make a trip to Rua Coberta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Brasilia

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre de Televisao.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brasilia trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Brasilia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 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 beaches, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, see where the action happens at Maracanã, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in September, plan for slightly colder days in Rio de Janeiro, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Sao Paulo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Brazil travel guide

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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.