50 days in Brazil Itinerary

50 days in Brazil Itinerary

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1
Salvador
— 6 nights
2
Fortaleza
— 7 nights
3
Belem
— 7 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 11 nights
5
Pocos de Caldas
— 1 night
6
Tiradentes
— 4 nights
7
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
8
Muriae
— 9 nights
9
Teresopolis
— 1 night

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Guarajuba Beach and Praia do Porto da Barra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Stella Maris Beach. Go for a jaunt from Salvador to Arembepe to see Arembepe Beach about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pelourinho, explore the world behind art at Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia, see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salvador day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Salvador is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Salvador due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Salvador at 84°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Arembepe Beach, Guarajuba Beach, Vilas do Atlantico Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Stella Maris Beach ©
Stella Maris Beach

7
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Morro Branco and Monumento Natural das Falesias de Beberibe. Explore hidden gems such as Aguas Belas Beach and Cachaca Museum. Go for a jaunt from Fortaleza to Cumbuco to see Praia de Cumbuco about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Futuro, steep yourself in history at Igreja do Rosario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iracema Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca do Ferreira.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fortaleza trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Fortaleza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Belem.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Beberibe, Aguas Belas Beach, Praia de Cumbuco
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Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Aguas Belas Beach ©
Aguas Belas Beach
Monumento Natural das Falesias de Beberibe
Monumento Natural das Falesias de Beberibe

7
nights
Belem

Belem ©
With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belem Metropolitan Cathedral and Espaco Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas. Get outdoors at Paraiso Beach and Porto Arthur Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belem: Mosqueiro (Praia Marahu & Farol Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Espaco Sao Jose Liberto, steep yourself in history at Forte do Presepio, make a trip to Complexo Turistico Ver-o-Rio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belem online day trip planner.

Fly from Fortaleza to Belem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Belem, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Belem

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mosqueiro
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Paraiso Beach ©
Paraiso Beach
Museu de Arte Sacra do Para ©
Museu de Arte Sacra do Para
Porto Arthur Beach ©
Porto Arthur Beach

11
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.
Visiting Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Itauna. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos (in Teresopolis) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (in Saquarema). There's much more to do: hike along Claudio Coutinho Trail, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, and catch a live event at Maracanã.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker website.

Fly from Belem to Rio de Janeiro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pocos de Caldas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Saquarema, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
Pocos de Caldas

Pocos de Caldas ©
Established in 1872, the city of Pocos de Caldas became famous after hot springs were discovered close to the urban center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit Cable Car to Sao Domingos ridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Veil Brides, and then stop by Cristais Sao Marcos.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pocos de Caldas trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Pocos de Caldas by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Pocos de Caldas hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Pocos de Caldas

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Waterfall Veil Brides ©
Waterfall Veil Brides
Cristais Sao Marcos ©
Cristais Sao Marcos

4
nights
Tiradentes

Tiradentes ©
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis and Sao Jose Ridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Railway Museum and Sao Francisco de Paula Church. Take a break from Tiradentes with a short trip to Serra do Lenheiro in Sao Joao del Rei, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu de Sant'Ana, admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora das Merces, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santissima Trindade Sanctuary, and get a sense of history and politics at Câmara Municipal de Tiradentes MG.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes trip builder.

Drive from Pocos de Caldas to Tiradentes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sao Joao del Rei
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Centro Cultural Yves Alves ©
Centro Cultural Yves Alves
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis
Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum

1
night
Ouro Preto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Estadual do Itacolomi.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto road trip website.

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tiradentes in December: high temperatures in Ouro Preto hover around 85°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muriae.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Parque Estadual do Itacolomi ©
Parque Estadual do Itacolomi
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church
Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church

9
nights
Muriae

Muriae ©
Muriaé is a municipality in southeast Minas Gerais state, Brazil. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro and Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja Santo Antonio and Alipio Vaz Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Muriae: Visconde Do Rio Branco (Museu Municipal Visconde do Rio Branco & Serra da Piedade de Cima), Museu Antonio Sales de Carvalho (in Uba) and Serra de Frecheiras (in Santo Antonio De Padua). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Carijo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Jose Do Avai, make a trip to Praca Joao Pinheiro, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Cidade de Tombos e Arquivo Historico-Geografico e Cultural.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Muriae trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Muriae takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Teresopolis.

Things to do in Muriae

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Leopoldina, Visconde Do Rio Branco, Cataguases, Tombos, Museu Antonio Sales de Carvalho
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Serra de Frecheiras ©
Serra de Frecheiras
Serra da Piedade de Cima ©
Serra da Piedade de Cima
Igreja Matriz Sao Jose Do Avai ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Jose Do Avai

1
night
Teresopolis

Teresopolis ©
Set in a mountainous region within the state of Rio de Janeiro, Teresopolis gives visitors dramatic landscapes and mountain hikes.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Teresopolis trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Muriae to Teresopolis takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Teresopolis can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Teresopolis

Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos ©
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos

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