37 days in Brazil Itinerary

37 days in Brazil Itinerary

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37 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Maceio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Natal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Brasilia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
9
Pocone
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
10
Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
11
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grumixama Beach and Sitio Forte Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Itaguacu Beach and Lagoa Azul. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Morcego Beach and stroll through Vermelha Beach.

You can plan Ilha Grande trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Melbourne, Australia to Ilha Grande is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Brasilia Time is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ilha Grande, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Pao de Acucar and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frances Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paripueira Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Gunga Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Pajucara.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maceio holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Maceio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunga Beach, Paripueira Beach, Frances Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Outeiro church and panoramic view. Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas road trip site .

You can drive from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Porto de Galinhas when traveling from Maceio in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia dos Carneiros, Instituto Ricardo Brennand
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Sueste and Fernando de Noronha. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning app .

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 August, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Visiting Ponta Negra Beach and Parrachos de Maracajau will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pipa Beach and Baia dos Golfinhos. Step out of Natal with an excursion to Cajueiro de Pirangi in Parnamirim--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, kick back and relax at Porto Mirim Beach, and stroll through Genipabu Beach.

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

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Natal. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

3
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Escape the urban bustle at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves and Parque Olhos D'agua. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral Metropolitana and Parque Nacional de Brasilia. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, pause for some photo ops at Memorial JK, examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, and admire the landmark architecture of Itamaraty Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brasilia visit site .

Getting from Natal to Brasilia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Natal in August, Brasilia is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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 28th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Garganta do Diabo and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu vacation maker app .

You can fly from Brasilia to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in August, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

1
night
Pocone

Pocone
On the 30th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Transpantaneira Highway.

For maps and tourist information, use the Pocone holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Foz do Iguacu to Pocone. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Pocone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Jericoacoara on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Pocone

Wildlife Scenic Drive Parks
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2
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jericoacoara Beach and Mangue Seco Beach. Get in touch with nature at Duna do Por do Sol and Ciclo Jeri. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso and take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jericoacoara online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pocone to Jericoacoara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
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Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara ©
Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara

2
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.
Visit Praia Farol da Barra and Praia do Porto da Barra for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To plan Salvador vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jericoacoara to Salvador takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Salvador. September in Salvador sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©

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