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Best Time to Visit Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The best time to visit Brazil is generally between January and March and again from September to October. Depending on your preferred goals, activities, and experiences, the best months to visit Brazil may change, but overall, these times can immerse you in the ecosystems, cultures, and endless discoveries.

From exploring the world’s largest wetlands to venturing deep into the Amazon Rainforest, visiting renowned beaches dressed in gold sands to embracing the rhythm of daily life, Brazil is a destination that can take your breath away, no matter the time of year.

The best time to visit can reveal the depth of wonders across Brazil as you discover how each month is less about the weather and more about finding the opportunity for your best experience.

Overview

  1. Best Time for Sightseeing
  2. Best Time for Wildlife
  3. Best Time for Birding
  4. Best Time for Beaches
  5. Best Time for Family Travel
  6. Best Time for Couples
  7. Dry Season Activities
  8. Rainy Season Activities
  9. More Travel Information & Tips

Best Time for Sightseeing

Rio de Janeiro at sunset in Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Best Months: June | July | August | September | October

Brazil can be considered a year-round destination, but the months from June to October provide the best possibility to explore the diversity of ecosystems across the country, from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Equator. The weather is more consistent across climates and regions to give you access to remote wildernesses, like the Pantanal and Amazon, or enjoy the urban ambiance of renowned cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. For most areas of Brazil, the beaches are still pleasant, the wildlife is active, and the crowds are fewer to create a wonderful compilation of the country’s allure.

Best Time for Wildlife

Cayman and butterfly in Pantanal, Brazil.

Pantanal, Brazil.

Best Months: May | June | July | August | September

The best time to visit Brazil for wildlife is from May to September, as the wonders of the wilderness erupt with life and color outside of the rainy season. While many regions that host wildlife experience some rainfall on any given day, the rainfall in the dry season is softer and less frequent, resulting in marvelous viewing experiences. From finding waterholes in the wetlands where reptiles, birds, and mammals congregate to witnessing butterflies in the drier sections of the jungle, the winter months in the Southern Hemisphere reflect the vibrancy for which Brazil is known.

Best Time for Birding

Toco Toucans in Brazil

Brazil

Best Months: July | August | September | October

The best time for birding in Brazil is from July to October, during the dry season. With over 1,830 bird species and new species discovered every year, Brazil is a dream destination for bird watching and the drier months of the year offer prime possibilities to witness colorful plumage in the rainforest or the active hunters of the Pantanal. Find vivacious macaws, witness the diverse parrot population, or listen to the whirring call of white-bearded manakin. From greater rheas to the toco toucan, the diversity of avifauna in Brazil emerges best from July to October.

Best Time for Beaches

Beach in lhéus Bahia in Brazil

lhéus Bahia, Brazil.

Best Months: December | January | February

The Southern Hemisphere’s summer from December to February is the best time to visit Brazil for a beach vacation. Summer across Brazil can reach high temperatures, accompanied by humidity, making the beach a perfect place to relax and enjoy the tropical ambiance or vibrant atmosphere of your surroundings. Whether finding a remote archipelago or embracing the crowds at one of the most popular coastlines in the country, you can find the perfect beach getaway on the hot summer days between December and February.

Best Time for Family Travel

Family on a horseback ride in Pantanal, Brazil.

Pantanal, Brazil.

Best Months: September | October

The best time for a family trip to Brazil is in September and October, when you have the opportunity to discover the breadth of culture, wildlife, and landscape Brazil offers. A perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, and education can give you the best family-friendly experience during the shoulder travel season, as you travel to beaches with calm waters, wander over sand dunes, witness how wildlife interacts in cooler hours of the day, or find the powerful thunder of Iguacu Falls. From the Amazon to Rio, São Paulo to the Pantanal, September to October can give your family the perfect comfortable weather in which to explore.

Best Time for Couples

Couple in Rio de Janeiro at sunset.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Best Months: September | October

The best time for couples to visit Brazil is in September and October, between the cooler days of the Southern Hemisphere winter and the encroaching heat of the region’s summer. By traveling outside hot, humid summer, yet when the days are warming after the winter, you can find the perfect weather to explore popular cities in comfort and plunge into the crystal-clear waters that lap at pristine beaches. Enjoy a secluded archipelago or dance to the rhythms of Rio when you visit for an unforgettable couple’s getaway in September to October.

Dry Season Activities

Couple kayaking in Paraty in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Best Months: June | July | September | October

The dry season in Brazil is from June to October, during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter months. While southern cities may have cooler temperatures, it rarely ever gets cold across the country as the north enjoys a tropical climate affected by the Equator. When visiting during the dry season, you can still expect light, sporadic showers in places like the rainforest, which only accentuate the natural beauty and untamed charms of the region. Explore the coastline, colonial towns, bustling metropolises, or tropical escapes at your pace and preference.

Kayaking | Cave tubing | | Trekking | Horseback riding | Birding

Rainy Season Activities

Recife beach in Pernambuco, Brazil.

Pernambuco, Brazil.

Best Months: December | January | February | March

The rainy season in Brazil is from December to March, during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months. Across the country, the summer brings hot and humid days perfect for lounging on the fabulous beaches. Rainfall increases in remote regions like the Amazon and Pantanal, making it more difficult to travel to remote corners of these popular destinations, while the wonders of Iguacu emerge with more power and cities across the nation share a collective passion for summer fun.

Spa | Scuba | Caving | Museums | Wildlife tour | Beaches

More Travel Information & Tips

Hyacinth Macaws in Brazil.

Brazil.

Whether eager to follow the trails of the Amazon in search of colorful birdlife or interested in searching for jaguars in the Pantanal, exploring Rio de Janeiro or lounging on the powdery golden sands of a remote beach, Brazil can be filled with adventure or an exciting immersion into relaxation, making it a truly year-round destination. You can speak with a Brazil travel specialist to learn more about planning your perfect trip by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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