22 days in Brazil Itinerary

22 days in Brazil Itinerary

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22 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Natal
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
For shopping fun, head to Paulista Avenue or Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Espaco Olavo Setubal and Zipper Galeria. There's much more to do: take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, engage your brain at Galeria de Arte Digital do Sesi-SP, and look for gifts at Bom Retiro.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Shark Diving

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas ©
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas

4
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 some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, and look for gifts at Shopping Leblon.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Visit Muro Alto Beach and Praia De Maracaipe for some beach relaxation. Visiting Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, stroll through Cupe beach, and walk around Projeto Hippocampus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Porto de Galinhas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Conceicao Beach. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take some stellar pictures from Trilha Atalaia, kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, and steep yourself in history at Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

4
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artes do Imaginario Brasileiro and Memorial do IFRN. You'll get in some beach time at Ponta Negra Beach and Morro do Careca. Step out of Natal with an excursion to Cajueiro de Pirangi in Parnamirim--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau, admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de Genipabu, and browse the different shops at Midway Mall.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Natal trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Natal takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu

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