30 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
— 5 nights
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Fernando de Noronha
— 7 nights


Rio de Janeiro — 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll explore and learn at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu do Acude. Visit Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 6 hours. In August, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Addis Ababa - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 5 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get in touch with nature at Pico do Papagaio and Aqueduto. Popular historic sites such as Castelhanos Lighthouse and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventureiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Crena Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Aquamarina Mergulho, and soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paraty.
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Paraty — 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico and Galeria Zoom de Fotografia. Get in touch with nature at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty and Fabio Marqui Arte. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Atelier Marcio Franco, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Santa Rita, pause for some serene contemplation at Atelier Brasil Goulart, and make a trip to Rua Do Fogo.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo — 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paulista Avenue and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Aruja and see Expoaflord, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, view the masterpieces at Espaco Olavo Setubal, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

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Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from the city and head to Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ricardo Brennand Institute and Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. There's much more to do: stroll through Enseadinha Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato, explore the galleries of Atelie Gilberto Carcara, and view the masterpieces at Casa Jerimum.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Porto de Galinhas, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Shark Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

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Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Brazil travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.