45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

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London
Fly:
17​h 45​min
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
bus:
2​h 15​min
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:
4​h
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Drive:
2​h
Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive:
5​h 30​min
Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
Drive:
7​h
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:
10​h 45​min
Bonito
— 4 nights
Fly:
5​h 30​min
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:
8​h 30​min
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:
7​h 30​min
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:
4​h
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:
6​h 45​min
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:
1​h 45​min
Natal
— 1 night
Fly:
18​h 30​min
London

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4
days
Ilhabela


Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cabras Island and Jabaquara Beach. Step out of Ilhabela to go to Sao Sebastiao and see Maresias Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, admire the sheer force of Gato Waterfall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Ilhabela is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Ilhabela. When traveling from London in April, plan for much warmer days in Ilhabela, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

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Parks, Beaches, Nature, Spas
SIDE TRIP : Maresias Beach
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4
days
Ubatuba


Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Itamambuca Beach and Tamar Project. Venture out of the city with trips to Santo Antonio do Pinhal (Pico Agudo & Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque) and Campos Do Jordao (Mosteiro de Sao Joao & Museu Felicia Leirner). There's still lots to do: stroll through Domingas Dias Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Prumirim Beach, meet the residents at Ubatuba Aquarium, and step off the mainland to explore Ilha Anchieta.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ubatuba travel planner.

You can take a bus from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks, Beaches, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Santo Antonio do Pinhal, Campos Do Jordao
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3
days
Ilha Grande


A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lagoa Azul and Abraaozinho Beach. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Aventureiro Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paraty.

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3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Paraty Historical City National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Praia do Meio in Trindade (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Toboga Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Sono Beach, get lost in a book at Paraty Library, and contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Paraty holiday planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

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Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Trails
SIDE TRIP : Trindade
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3
days
Armacao dos Buzios


Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Grande Beach and Mirante de Joao Fernandes. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo to see Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Azedinha Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Barra Búzios, and kick back and relax at Azeda Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios online itinerary creator.

Drive from Paraty to Armacao dos Buzios in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches, Parks, Sightseeing
SIDE TRIP : Arraial do Cabo
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2
days
Ouro Preto


Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidência, and finally make a trip to Praça Tiradentes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Minas da Passagem, explore and take pictures at Mina do Chico Rei, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally admire the striking features of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ouro Preto itinerary planner.

Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Ouro Preto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums
SIDE TRIP : Minas da Passagem
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3
days
Bonito


A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Sucuri and Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Boca da Onca Falls in Bodoquena, approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, explore the fascinating underground world of Sao Miguel Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio do Peixe, and stop by Udu Ceramica.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonito trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ouro Preto to Bonito by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Paraguay Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Zoos & Aquariums
SIDE TRIP : Boca da Onca Falls
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3
days
Florianopolis


Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoinha do Leste and Dunas da Joaquina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca) and Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte, look for gifts at Lagoa da Conceicao, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ribeirao da Ilha.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis online itinerary creator.

Fly from Bonito to Florianopolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks, Beaches, Sightseeing, Wildlife Areas
SIDE TRIPS : Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia do Rosa
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2
days
Alto Paraiso de Goias


Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, explore and take pictures at Jardim de Maytreia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, and finally make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florianopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Porto Seguro.

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4
days
Porto Seguro


In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muta Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Seguro: Arraial d'Ajuda (Parracho Beach, Mucuge Beach, & more) and Coqueiros Beach (in Trancoso). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porto Seguro custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks, Beaches, Sightseeing, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Arraial d'Ajuda, Coroa Vermelha Beach, Coqueiros Beach
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2
days
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare


One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Terceira Praia Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Primeira Praia Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, and then kick back and relax at Garapua Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Fernando de Noronha.

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4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conceicao Beach and Praia do Leão. The adventure continues: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. May in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Natal.

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1
day
Natal


The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra de Tabatinga beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa de Pitangui, and then don't miss a visit to Lake Jacuma.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Natal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Natal takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May since evenings lows in Natal dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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