45 days in Brazil Itinerary

45 days in Brazil Itinerary

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45 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Campos dos Goytacazes
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
3
Salvador
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
5
Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Foz do Iguacu
— 16 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Grumari and Camboinhas Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca (in Niteroi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Campos dos Goytacazes.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Niteroi, Pedra do Elefante
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

7
nights
Campos dos Goytacazes

Campos dos Goytacazes ©
Campos dos Goytacazes is a municipality located in the northern area of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, with a population of 472,300 inhabitants.LocationCampos dos Goytacazes has an area of 4,032 km², which makes it the largest municipality in the state by area, and its elevation is 14 m. Get in touch with nature at Grussai Beach and Guriri Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fazenda Quissamã-Museu and Museu Ferroviario de Campos. Change things up with these side-trips from Campos dos Goytacazes: Sao Joao Da Barra (Antiga Casa de Camara e Cadeia & Atafona Beach), Praca As Primaveras (in Barra de Sao Joao) and Maroba Beach (in Marataizes). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Barra do Furado Beach, take a peaceful walk through Manoel Cartucho Forest, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Nilo Pecanha.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Campos dos Goytacazes driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Campos dos Goytacazes in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Campos dos Goytacazes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Joao Da Barra, Quissama, Praca As Primaveras, Guriri Beach, Maroba Beach
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Grussai Beach ©
Grussai Beach
Maroba Beach ©
Maroba Beach
Atafona Beach ©
Atafona Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Praia do Lord and Itacimirim Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Casa do Rio Vermelho. Step out of Salvador to go to Camacari and see Praia da Espera, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Misericordia Museum, see the interesting displays at Museu de Energia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Campos dos Goytacazes to Salvador. January in Salvador sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Espera, Praia do Lord, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Itacimirim Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Misericordia Museum ©
Misericordia Museum

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Forno Beach and then stroll through Praia Grande. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arraial do Cabo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Arraial do Cabo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Arraial do Cabo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagoa Azul and Praia Preta. You'll get in some beach time at Aventureiro and Lopes Mendes Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vermelha Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Arraial do Cabo to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): go for a walk through Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, then wander the streets of Batman Alley, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Martinelli.

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

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ilha Grande in February, with highs in Sao Paulo at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS ©
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS
Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco ©

16
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Throat and Poco Preto trail. Get some cultural insight at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho and Magarancho Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Cascavel), Missal Municipal Museum (in Missal) and Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum (in Sao Miguel do Iguacu). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Biological Refuge, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cristo Esplendor, and get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online attractions planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Magarancho Museum, Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum, Catedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Missal Municipal Museum, Cristo Esplendor
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Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge
Skydiving

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Beach and Costao de Itacoatiara. Get outdoors at Praia do Leme and Praia Da Joatinga. See some other sides of Rio de Janeiro: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, and look for gifts at Lapa e Arte.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro tour planning app .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Costao de Itacoatiara
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Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach
Praia Da Joatinga ©
Praia Da Joatinga
Praia do Leme ©
Praia do Leme

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