When to Go

High Season (Dec–Mar)

  • Brazil’s high season coincides with the northern-hemisphere winter.
  • It's a hot, festive time – expect higher prices and minimum stays (typically four nights) during Carnaval.
  • It's particularly busy in Rio and popular beach destinations all along the coast.

Shoulder (Apr & Oct)

  • The weather is warm and dry along the coast, though it can be chilly in the south.
  • Prices and crowds are average, though Easter week draws crowds and high prices.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • Aside from July, which is a school-holiday month, you'll find lower prices and mild temperatures in the south.
  • July to September are good months to visit the Amazon or Pantanal.