60 days in Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Brazil Itinerary

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60 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Curitiba
— 4 nights
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Gramado
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bento Goncalves
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Campos Do Jordao
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + bus + Drive + ferry:  7​h 15​min
7
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
9
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Brasilia
— 3 nights
11
Salvador
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
12
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Natal
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

4
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Get out of town with these interesting Curitiba side-trips: Familia Fardo Vinicola (in Quatro Barras) and Parque Natural Municipal Lagoa do Parado (in Guaratuba). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, admire all the interesting features of Estrada Da Graciosa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, and stroll around Parque Tangua.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Curitiba visit planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Curitiba is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Curitiba, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August; daily highs in Curitiba reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Familia Fardo Vinicola, Parque Natural Municipal Lagoa do Parado
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Foz do Iguacu using our trip planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Curitiba in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple (in Tres Coroas) and Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula). The adventure continues: walk around Mini Mundo, make a trip to Chave-Mestra Escape Game Gramado, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gramado travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Canela, Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple, Miragem Livraria
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

4
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bento Goncalves: Cristo (in Guapore), Itapuca Grotto (in Anta Gorda) and Casa Recanto da Ferrovia (in Dois Lajeados). There's more to do: do a tasting at Vale dos Vinhedos and take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gramado to Bento Goncalves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Casa Recanto da Ferrovia, Cristo, Itapuca Grotto
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Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Cristo ©
Cristo
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos

5
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
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.
Explore Campos Do Jordao's surroundings by going to Corcovado Peak (in Ubatuba), Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, sample the tasty concoctions at Valenbier Microcervejaria, and admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Campos Do Jordao trip itinerary website .

Drive from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valenbier Microcervejaria, Corcovado Peak, Cancao Nova, Didatico do Corpo Humano Museum, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park
Corcovado Peak ©
Corcovado Peak

4
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.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, stroll through Grumixama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Campos Do Jordao to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tropical Forest ©
Tropical Forest
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Sitio Forte Beach ©
Sitio Forte Beach

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

5
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.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Segredo, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Carioquinhas ©
Cachoeira Carioquinhas

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.
Brasilia is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, and snap pictures at JK Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brasilia online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Brasilia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, and finally wander the streets of Pelourinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra, then see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Salvador: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, and see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Salvador to Porto de Galinhas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and hike along trilha Costa Azul.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha attractions 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. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Get out of town with these interesting Natal side-trips: Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach & Chapadao Hill) and Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Parnamirim). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, walk around Parque das Dunas, don't miss a visit to Ponte Newton Navarro, and stroll through Ponta Negra Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Natal tour planner .

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Natal. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

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