high season: December to February, July
shoulder season: March to May, August to November
Weather InformationWith 92 percent of the country located between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn, Brazil is predominately tropical and boasts an average temperature of 82 degrees throughout the majority of the country. The south tends to be cooler with annual temperatures averaging 68 degrees and winter temperatures that can fall below freezing. Weather-wise, the most favorable time to visit is from June through August. Other months may experience high humidity mixed with hot temperatures. It is important to note that the seasons are the exact opposite of those in the U.S. and Europe (except for in the northern region of Brazil), when summer occurs from December through February and winter occurs from June through August.
Crowd InformationDecember through February experiences the largest crowds, with people looking to escape winter and enjoy summer in the tropical climate. Festivals and events draw crowds throughout the country at different times. The biggest is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which typically occurs at the end of February.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and other venues remain open throughout the year.
When to SavePrices are generally lower from March through November, with the exception of July.
When to BookFor travel during the high season, book three to four months in advance to find the best prices on airfare and hotels. Book one month in advance for travel during the low season.
Information provided by Brazilian Tourism