Trip advice: When to go to Brazil
best time of the year visiting Brazil, depends on a few things: the weather, things you want to do and when it is the most crowded i.e high prices.
If you do not plan your trip, Brazil might be too wet...
|Weather-wise, a rough indication is that the seasons in the southern hemisphere are opposite to the northern one.
So when it is winter in the USA and Europe, it will be
summer in Braziland vice versa.
Due to Brazil's sheer size, there is a lot of regional variation in climate though.
On the other hand, keep in mind Brazil is located almost entirely in the tropics: it never gets really cold (although frost in the southern states of Brazil is locally not unheard of in wintertime).
In Brazil, humidity and rainfall are more important weather aspects to take into consideration than temperature. In summertime, Rio de Janeiro for example gets very humid. While most of the time hotter than Rio, the north coast of Brazil will be less humid due to a nice sea breeze. In Rio de Janeiro, the wettest months will be roughly between October and January, in the north from December until July.
By the way, in Brazil's rainy season showers will usually only take a few hours at most in the coastal regions. There will be still plenty of gorgeous days. Different stories are both the Amazon and the Pantanal, which see plenty of rainfall year round, with December until May (Amazon) and October until March (Pantanal) as the wettest (and least accessible) months.
|Other things to consider besides the weather, is
what you want to do and when it is most crowded in Brazil.
High season in Brazilruns from December until March, roughly from one week before Christmas until one week after Carnival.
This is the liveliest time of year in Brazil, with Brazilian families vacationing and the largest number of foreign visitors arriving.
... or too crowded...