31 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

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31 days in Brazil & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h
2
Tavira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tomar, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  16​h 45​min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in Julho: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tavira.

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

4
nights
Tavira, Portugal

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tavira: Algarve FootGolf (in Almancil), Olhao (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Ilha Do Farol, &more) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, kick back and relax at Praia da Alagoa, stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach, and stop by Blossom.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tavira trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Tavira with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tavira is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in Julho, expect nights in Tavira to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Praia Verde, Fortaleza de Cacela, Cape St. Mary, Praia da Alagoa
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Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach

5
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia da Senhora da Rocha (in Porches) and Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira). There's lots more to do: hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, get outside with Praia do Beliche, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, and kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planning website .

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In Julho, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagoa, Portimao, Praia do Beliche, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Senhora da Rocha
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Evora (Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Capela dos Ossos, &more) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip site .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in Julho, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Tomar, Portugal

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. You've now added NaturZ to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Charola, head outdoors with NaturZ, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tomar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Tomar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tomar, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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NaturZ ©
NaturZ
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Choupal National Forest, Jardim Botanico, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Tomar to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Julho in Porto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Pocas
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Douro River ©
Douro River
Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest

5
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha do Piquinho, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Porto to Fernando de Noronha in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in Julho: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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