13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

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13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  29 h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, stop by Feira da Praca XV, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, and finally take a stroll around Centro Cultural Carioca. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parque Lage ©
Parque Lage
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Recife Antigo and Outeiro church and panoramic view will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Porto de Galinhas side-trips: Recife (Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, RioMar Recife Mall, &more) and Centro Historico (in Olinda). And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, walk around Projeto Hippocampus, and stop by Nata Artesanato.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Recife, Centro Historico, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Atalaia Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, delve into the distant past at Ruínas do Antigo Presídio, and contemplate the long history of Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

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