60 days in Brazil & Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Brazil & Cuba Itinerary

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60 days in Brazil & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Bento Goncalves, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
8
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  10​h
10
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
11
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
14
Havana, Cuba
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
nights
Bento Goncalves, Brazil

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Get out of town with these interesting Bento Goncalves side-trips: Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira), Cristo (in Guapore) and Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Salvattore, Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora de Lourdes e Campanario de Pedra, & more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua, and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bento Goncalves trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Bento Goncalves is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Bento Goncalves, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Cristo, Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua, Vinicola Valmarino
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula), Zipline (in Tres Coroas) and Porto Alegre (Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre & Enigma Escape Game). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip planner.

Drive from Bento Goncalves to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canela, Porto Alegre, Miragem Livraria, Monumento ao Curtidor
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Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of Florianopolis to go to Penha and see Beto Carrero World, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Santinho, step off the mainland to explore Campeche island, and get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip itinerary site .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, you will find days in Florianopolis are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beto Carrero World
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Venture out of the city with trips to SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip builder site .

Getting from Florianopolis to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

SESC Bertioga, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip app .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
On the 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach, then take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and finally make a trip to Rua das Pedras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then stroll through Praia do Forte.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios day trip planning app .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas route planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

6
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha route builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

6
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.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira da Muralha, get outside with Cachoeira do Garimpao, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira da Muralha ©
Cachoeira da Muralha

2
nights
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

Cayo Guillermo
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo, and then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cayo Guillermo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cayo Guillermo. In February, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©

2
nights
Varadero, Cuba

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally kick back and relax at Varadero Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Callejon de las Tradiciones and then get outside with Cienaga de Zapata.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Varadero takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in February, Varadero is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum

3
nights
Cayo Largo, Cuba

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
Step out of Cayo Largo to go to Vinales and see Valle de Vinales, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery, stroll through Sirena Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

7
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to El Capitolio, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

Discover how to plan a Havana trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havana, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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