37 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

37 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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37 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

Start: North Berwick, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9 h
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
5
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 2 nights
+5
Taxi + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  9 h
8
Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  11 h 30 min
9
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13 h
10
Barreirinhas, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  12 h 30 min
11
Manaus, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h
12
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
End: North Berwick, United Kingdom


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1
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Barra de Cunhau, then enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach, and then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Praia da Pipa trip maker site .

North Berwick, UK to Praia da Pipa is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from North Berwick in June, things will get much warmer in Praia da Pipa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madeiro Beach, Barra de Cunhau
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Baia dos Porcos and Atalaia Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In June in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Farol do Morro and Garapua Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo tour planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 9 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Largo da Ajuda and Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto Seguro when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

2
nights
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then take an in-depth tour of Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, and finally go deep underground at Minas da Passagem.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Ouro Preto day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Porto Seguro to Ouro Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Traveling from Porto Seguro in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ouro Preto, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Copacabana Beach, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, and finally stroll through Praia Preta. On the next day, stroll through Aventureiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, and then enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

3
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo and Rio do Peixe. Change things up with a short trip to Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grutas de Sao Miguel, take a memorable tour with Tours, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Aquario Natural, and explore the activities along Rio Sucuri.

To find more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonito trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Bonito in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Bonito due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
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Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo ©
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo
Cachoeira Boca da Onca ©
Cachoeira Boca da Onca

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nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catarata dos Couros and Almecegas I Waterfalls. Step out of Alto Paraiso de Goias with an excursion to Santa Barbara Waterfall in Cavalcante--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias travel route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bonito to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara Waterfall
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Jardim de Maytreia ©
Jardim de Maytreia

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Barreirinhas, Brazil

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Rio Preguicas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul and then visit a coastal fixture at Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barreirinhas trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Barreirinhas in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Barreirinhas. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse ©
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

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Manaus, Brazil

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.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Ponte Do Rio Negro and then make a trip to Manauara Shopping. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manaus travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Barreirinhas to Manaus takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barreirinhas to Manaus is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Manaus are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Ponte Do Rio Negro ©
Ponte Do Rio Negro

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nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Tambomachay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tipon, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Cusco takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Manaus in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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