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When is the best time to visit Brazil?

There isn’t a best time to visit Brazil – it’s a warm, year-round destination, with most of the country located in the tropics. It’s made up of several climatic extremes, none of which are severe enough to deter travel to an area at any given time.

Across the country, the warmest months are November to March – perfect for enjoying New Year and Carnival celebrations. The northeastern coast experiences some rain in June and July, but usually only in the form of afternoon showers.

The driest months in The Pantanal are between April and October, but like in the Amazon, its wetter months offer distinct wildlife spotting opportunities and experiences. Both rainforests are humid, with temperatures rarely dropping below 68°F.

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I love to visit Brazil in July or August. It’s slightly cooler in Rio and the mornings can be beautifully fresh. It's also a great time to visit the Pantanal and perhaps end with a beach stay on the Green Coast, which is quieter than the hotter summer months.

Fiona, Latin America Specialist

Brazil Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Belém 88°F 12" 86°F 13" 88°F 14" 88°F 13" 90°F 9" 90°F 6" 90°F 5" 90°F 4" 90°F 4" 90°F 4" 90°F 3" 90°F 7"
Brasília 81°F 11" 81°F 8" 81°F 8" 81°F 5" 79°F 1" 79°F 0" 81°F 0" 82°F 0" 82°F 2" 81°F 6" 79°F 9" 81°F 10"
Iguaçu Falls 91°F 7" 91°F 6" 88°F 5" 81°F 6" 75°F 6" 72°F 6" 73°F 4" 79°F 4" 81°F 5" 82°F 8" 86°F 6" 90°F 6"
Manaus 88°F 11" 88°F 10" 88°F 12" 88°F 11" 88°F 8" 88°F 4" 91°F 3" 91°F 2" 91°F 3" 90°F 5" 90°F 7" 90°F 9"
The Pantanal 91°F 8" 91°F 7" 91°F 6" 90°F 4" 86°F 2" 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 90°F 1" 91°F 2" 95°F 4" 91°F 6" 91°F 7"
Paraty 88°F 11" 88°F 11" 86°F 11" 82°F 8" 79°F 5" 79°F 4" 77°F 4" 79°F 4" 79°F 5" 81°F 7" 82°F 8" 84°F 11"
Recife & Olinda 86°F 2" 86°F 3" 86°F 8" 86°F 9" 84°F 11" 82°F 11" 81°F 10" 82°F 6" 82°F 3" 84°F 2" 86°F 1" 86°F 2"
Rio de Janeiro 86°F 6" 86°F 6" 84°F 6" 81°F 5" 79°F 4" 77°F 2" 77°F 2" 77°F 2" 77°F 3" 79°F 4" 82°F 4" 82°F 6"
Salvador 86°F 3" 86°F 4" 86°F 6" 84°F 10" 81°F 12" 81°F 8" 79°F 8" 81°F 5" 82°F 3" 84°F 3" 84°F 5" 84°F 4"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Brazil

Caiman, Brazilian Amazon

Visiting Brazil in December

Rio de Janeiro tends to be hot and dry in December, but it can be particularly busy as visitors flock to the city to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Most of the northeast tends to experience similar hot and dry weather. Water levels in the Amazon are low in December.

Events & Festivals

  • New Year's Eve (31st December): New Year's Eve is a sight to be seen in Rio, where much of the city dresses in white and gathers on the Copacabana Beach to watch a huge fireworks show over the sea.

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