Best Time to Visit Brazil

Brazil is a large Country and has a mixed climate with a very dry region in the Northeast but is otherwise largely tropical. So whilst the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is whenever suits you, it is a year-round destination, that is not the case for some of the other highlights of Brazil.

Best time to visit

Our individual Brazil itineraries indicate the best time to go on that particular tour and we have more information below. Our Brazil travel specialists will be able to advise you further on the best time for your trip to Brazil, depending on your desired Brazil holiday destinations or experiences Low season is March-June and October-December is a great time to visit the main tourist destinations in Brazil and avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°c's). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°c and above. It can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain at this time of year. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party). Weekends are also busier than weekdays here, particularly in Rio and Buzios. Rio de Janeiro is a year-round destination, although rain can fall at any time of year. May to October is the best time to visit Rio. If travelling over Christmas/New Year or over Carnival, please be sure to book well in advance to secure availability. In Bahia temperatures vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°c. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnival (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million partygoers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically. Iguazu Falls sees its highest rainfall between May and July, where the falls will be at their fiercest, but they are spectacular year-round. On the Southern Coast temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night times in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but January and February often experience slightly heavier showers. High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The springtime - September - October - is a lovely time of year before the humidity is too much. On the Northern Coast the temperature in Jericoacoara beach is constantly stable, rarely under 25°c or over 35°c. The rainy season is February – May but the sun shines all year round. July to November the wind is strong, which favours those wanting to be Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. Pantanal has two well-defined seasons: one dry (May to September) and one rainy (December to March). The best time to visit Pantanal is in the dry season when wildlife is generally better seen across the Pantanal and Amazon. May to September is also a more pleasant time to travel and when bugs are minimal.

Climate guide for Brazil

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Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
97°F 13mm
Feb
97°F 6mm
Mar
96°F 9mm
Apr
95°F 3mm
May
95°F 2mm
Jun
96°F 1mm
Jul
94°F 0mm
Aug
102°F 1mm
Sep
104°F 1mm
Oct
103°F 5mm
Nov
99°F 8mm
Dec
96°F 10mm
Jan
94°F 11mm
Feb
93°F 16mm
Mar
94°F 14mm
Apr
93°F 13mm
May
90°F 13mm
Jun
86°F 16mm
Jul
82°F 14mm
Aug
85°F 10mm
Sep
91°F 11mm
Oct
94°F 8mm
Nov
92°F 15mm
Dec
93°F 12mm
Jan
96°F 11mm
Feb
97°F 9mm
Mar
94°F 8mm
Apr
91°F 8mm
May
86°F 11mm
Jun
84°F 15mm
Jul
81°F 4mm
Aug
92°F 5mm
Sep
98°F 13mm
Oct
99°F 10mm
Nov
96°F 10mm
Dec
95°F 10mm
Jan
92°F 11mm
Feb
91°F 11mm
Mar
90°F 17mm
Apr
87°F 15mm
May
84°F 3mm
Jun
84°F 1mm
Jul
81°F 1mm
Aug
88°F 1mm
Sep
94°F 2mm
Oct
94°F 7mm
Nov
91°F 10mm
Dec
89°F 10mm
Jan
83°F 566mm
Feb
84°F 142mm
Mar
83°F 165mm
Apr
82°F 185mm
May
80°F 121mm
Jun
75°F 0mm
Jul
74°F 0mm
Aug
76°F 0mm
Sep
77°F 0mm
Oct
81°F 5mm
Nov
84°F 10mm
Dec
86°F 92mm
Jan
99°F 7mm
Feb
98°F 8mm
Mar
96°F 9mm
Apr
93°F 9mm
May
90°F 5mm
Jun
89°F 5mm
Jul
86°F 4mm
Aug
93°F 4mm
Sep
96°F 6mm
Oct
96°F 6mm
Nov
96°F 9mm
Dec
98°F 8mm
Jan
94°F 14mm
Feb
94°F 15mm
Mar
91°F 16mm
Apr
89°F 8mm
May
85°F 3mm
Jun
85°F 3mm
Jul
81°F 3mm
Aug
90°F 2mm
Sep
95°F 3mm
Oct
96°F 6mm
Nov
93°F 10mm
Dec
91°F 14mm
Jan
97°F 13mm
Feb
96°F 9mm
Mar
93°F 19mm
Apr
92°F 19mm
May
87°F 6mm
Jun
88°F 5mm
Jul
86°F 7mm
Aug
91°F 4mm
Sep
96°F 5mm
Oct
93°F 8mm
Nov
93°F 13mm
Dec
94°F 12mm
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