28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

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28 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
2
Salvador
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 11 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
6
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
7
Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iguazu Falls. On the 13th (Fri), stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Mercosul, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder site.

Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

3
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Pelourinho has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Forte Beach (in Praia do Forte) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, don't miss a visit to Elevator Lacerda, and steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salvador online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Salvador takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March since evenings lows in Salvador dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Forte Beach, Guarajuba Beach
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Baia do Sancho. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, then kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, and finally see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, then stroll through Conceicao Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha tour app.

You can fly from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha in 4 hours. Traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sugarloaf Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo), Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Imperial Museum, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In March in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Niteroi, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Paraty

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along Paraty Bay, then take a stroll through Centro Historico, and finally look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, and then stroll through Meio Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco

3
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, then stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach, and finally stroll through Dois Rios Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

3
nights
Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Farol Beach. On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farol Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Americo Vespucio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Arraial do Cabo takes 8 hours. In April in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

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