21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Puerto Iguazu
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 30 min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Manaus
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Serra da Bocaina National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Vermelha Do Norte and Sape Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sununga Beach and Praia do Bonete. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Brava Da Almada Beach, stroll through Justa Beach, get outside with Tobocean, and stop by Verde Fit.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ubatuba road trip app .

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina to Ubatuba is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Iguazu to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Serra da Bocaina National Park
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Serra da Bocaina National Park ©
Serra da Bocaina National Park
Praia Vermelha Do Norte ©
Praia Vermelha Do Norte
Sape Beach ©
Sape Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rio Sul Shopping Center as well as Photography Tours. Kids will enjoy Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Morro Dois Irmaos and Maua Square. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, get lost in a book at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Da Gloria.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Getting from Ubatuba to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos

3
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.
You've added Almecegas I Waterfalls, Balonismo na Chapada, Raizama waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Macaquinho waterfall and Cachoeira Do Abismo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cachoeira Almecegas II and Cachoeira do Segredo. It doesn't end there: walk around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado and head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cachoeira do Segredo
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Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Almecegas II ©
Cachoeira Almecegas II

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Ponta de Mangue and Peroba Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Maragogi (Zoologico Pet Silvestre & Taocas) and Japaratinga Beach (in Japaratinga). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, hike along River Maracaipe tour, and look for gifts at Nata Artesanato.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto de Galinhas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maragogi, Japaratinga Beach
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roots of Amazon as well as Joshua's Amazon Expeditions. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia do Tupe and Galeria Amazonica. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galeria do Largo and Manauara Shopping. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Palacete Provincial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Praca Heliodoro Balbi, enjoy some diversion at Shot In The Dark, and examine the collection at Pinacoteca do Amazonas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manaus trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Manaus in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Manaus are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Praca Heliodoro Balbi ©
Praca Heliodoro Balbi
Palacete Provincial ©
Palacete Provincial
Joshua's Amazon Expeditions ©
Joshua's Amazon Expeditions

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