32 days in Brazil Itinerary

32 days in Brazil Itinerary

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32 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Campos Do Jordao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Campinas
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Gramado
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Foz do Iguacu
— 1 night
6
Curitiba
— 2 nights
7
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
8
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 45​min
10
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 2 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Head to Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and Sesc Sao Paulofor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, look for gifts at Bom Retiro, get curious at Galeria de Arte Digital do Sesi-SP, and take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. May in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
nights
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Head to House of Figureiro and Vale Sul Shoppingfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Campos Do Jordao: Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista), Centro da Juventude (in Sao Jose Dos Campos) and Atelier Papegilla (in Goncalves). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, pause for some serene contemplation at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace, and browse the different shops at Shopping Cadij.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Campinas.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sao Jose Dos Campos, House of Figureiro, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Cancao Nova, Atelier Papegilla
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Vale Sul Shopping ©
Vale Sul Shopping
Atelier Papegilla ©
Atelier Papegilla
Shopping Cadij ©
Shopping Cadij

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nights
Campinas

Campinas ©
A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Adega Familia Baccetti, admire the masterpieces at Memorial de Arte Adelio Sarro, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gramado Mall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Amerindia - Arte Indigena Brasileira. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Shopping Campinas, then browse the different shops at Parque D. Pedro Shopping, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jundiai Shopping, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Outlet Premium Sao Paulo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Campinas attractions tool .

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Campinas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Campinas

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Vinhedo, Jundiai Shopping, Outlet Premium Sao Paulo
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Adega Familia Baccetti ©
Adega Familia Baccetti
Parque D. Pedro Shopping ©
Parque D. Pedro Shopping
Jundiai Shopping ©
Jundiai Shopping

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to La Charbonnade or Atelier Flavio Scholles. Take a break from Gramado with a short trip to Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow in Morro Reuter, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, stroll around Caracol State Park, don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gramado tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Campinas to Gramado takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Canela, Morro Reuter
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
La Charbonnade ©
La Charbonnade
Atelier Flavio Scholles ©
Atelier Flavio Scholles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Kapadokya and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cataratas JL Shopping.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Kapadokya ©
Kapadokya
Cataratas JL Shopping ©
Cataratas JL Shopping

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 20th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Arts and Handcrafts Street Market, browse for treasures at Mercado das Pulgas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and finally look for gifts at Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Patio Batel, indulge your taste buds at Feira Noturna do Champagnat, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Park Shopping Barigui.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Curitiba, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Curitiba

Shopping Parks
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Feira Noturna do Champagnat ©
Feira Noturna do Champagnat
Patio Batel ©
Patio Batel
Park Shopping Barigui ©
Park Shopping Barigui

2
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the different shops at BH Shopping, then look for gifts at Shopping Contagem, then browse the different shops at DiamondMall, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Palacio das Artes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tom Jobim street market, then browse the different shops at Patio Savassi, and finally make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte planning site .

You can fly from Curitiba to Belo Horizonte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Belo Horizonte: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Shopping Contagem
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Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Shopping Contagem ©
Shopping Contagem
BH Shopping ©
BH Shopping

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum, then hunt for treasures at Feira de Artesanato, and finally look for gifts at Nata Artesanato. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Gilberto Carcara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Recife.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas day trip tool .

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Porto de Galinhas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in May; daily highs in Porto de Galinhas reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shopping Recife
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Nata Artesanato ©
Nata Artesanato
Atelie Gilberto Carcara ©
Atelie Gilberto Carcara

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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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada da Caieira, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout, admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and walk around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado.

Before you visit Alto Paraiso de Goias, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Catarata dos Couros ©
Catarata dos Couros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Shopping Leblon or Botafogo Praia Shopping. The adventure continues: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, explore and take pictures at Maracanã, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rio de Janeiro trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Shopping Leblon ©
Shopping Leblon
Botafogo Praia Shopping ©
Botafogo Praia Shopping

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