34 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Gramado
— 3 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu
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Fernando de Noronha — 5 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, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, hike along Trilha do Piquinho, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape at Morro dois Irmaos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online vacation planner.

Seattle, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Seattle to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 86°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Cupe beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, explore by horseback at Haras Maracaipe, then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally look for gifts at Nata Artesanato.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary site.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. December in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Change things up with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip site.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, kick back and relax at Abraao Beach, stroll through Parnaioca Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Paraty.
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Paraty — 5 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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Centro Historico, head off the coast to Ilha do Cedro, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Ilha do Pelado.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paraty trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.
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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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo road trip site.

You can drive from Paraty to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gramado.
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Gramado — 3 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.
When in Gramado, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Tres Coroas, approximately Tres Coroas away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, stroll around Mini Mundo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get in on the family fun at Snowland.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado road trip tool.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

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 drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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