Brazil in June: Exploring the Start of Winter


June is the middle of the dry season in Brazil. The weather across the country’s southern coast and inland high country is often chilly during this time of year, while the north is comparatively warmer. This is a good time to discover this country as there are plenty of winter festivals to enjoy and fewer tourists around. Accommodation can be harder to find at certain times during this month. However, away from city centers, you will still find it easy to book hotels and rental cars. Cheap flights to your Brazil trip in June mean you can spend more exploring this vast and colorful country.

Brazil’s weather in June

Morro dos Dois Irmaos in Fernando de Noronha, a paradisiac tropical island
Morro Dois Irmãos, on the western end of Ipanema and Leblon beaches, is famous for its iconic rock formation.

Brazil's temperatures in June vary from region to region. The city of Manaus in the Amazon Basin sees an average high of 31°C and a low of 24°C along with a few rainy days and moderate humidity. In Rio de Janeiro, the weather is pleasantly warm with an average daily high of 26℃, which drops down to 19℃ at night. In Estero, on Rio Grande do Sol, you will find that the climate is relatively cold, with temperatures dipping to around 10℃ at night and reaching 20℃ during the daytime.

For a seasonal overview, check out our travel guide on the best time to visit Brazil.

Weather in Brazil in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)303029282625252625262729
Avg Nightly (°C)232423222019181919202122
Avg Daily (°F)868684.282.478.8777778.87778.880.684.2
Avg Nightly (°F)73.475.273.471.66866.264.466.266.26869.871.6
Avg Rainfall (mm)11410510313786805651878896169

Why visit Brazil in June

Brazilian cuisine
The Brazilians pair their shrimp stew with rich, mush, and manioc flour.
Pataxo tribe, Brazil
In the Brazilian state of Bahia, you can find indigenous people of the Pataxo tribe adorned in elaborate costumes.

You can find an eclectic mix of events and winter festivals across Brazil in June. This is also the best month to visit the Amazon and some of the country’s lesser-known national parks where trails are uncrowded and the wildlife is at its most active.  

  • Pride in São Paulo: If you love color and spectacle, the annual Gay Pride Festival makes São Paulo one of the best places to visit in Brazil in June. This vibrant festival attracts around two million visitors with parades, open-air concerts, dancing, and LGBTQ events. Be sure to book well ahead if you plan to attend.
  • Rainforest retreats: The relaxed, less-humid weather is perfect for exploring the jungles of the Amazon Basin. Rainfall is at its lowest but rivers are full, making it easy to access parts of the forest that cannot be reached later in the dry season. Cool temperatures bring animals and birdlife out into the open and the waterways brim with aquatic life such as dolphins, reptiles, and the infamous piranha.
  • Rural life: The arrival of winter in Brazil in June heralds the annual harvest festivals in the country’s rural areas. These ‘festas juninas’ combine dance and music with local traditions, cuisine, and handicrafts to celebrate the harvest.
  • The green coast: Costa Verde extends southwards from Rio along the Atlantic coast. Bordered by the rainforest-clad Sierra do Mar escarpment, there are endless beaches, offshore island chains, and several wildlife reserves in this area, including Serra da Bocaina National Park. June is one of the best times of year to discover this region.

Where to go and what to do

A jaguar resting in the shade by the river in Brazil's northern Pantanal, M
The cooler weather brings a rich array of wildlife into view — including 236 species of mammal, almost 500 species of bird, and iconic reptiles such as the anaconda and the jaguar.

Make the most of your stay in Brazil in June with a trip away from cities. Explore the vast Iguazu national park, and the mountains and forests of Mato Gross and Bonito do Sul regions. See scattered ponds and lakes among the dunes of Lencóis Maranhenses National Park in Maranhao.

The Unesco World Heritage-listed city of São Luis celebrates its rich French and Portuguese heritage in June. The city organizes street parties with folk dances as an attraction. Similarly, in Salvador de Bahia, locals celebrate their Afro-Portuguese heritage with different cuisine, acrobatic dances, and the rhythmic drumming and percussion of Olodum music.

The Iguazu Falls span nearly three kilometers along the Brazil-Argentina border. This waterfall system comprises 275 individual cataracts separated by strands of lush jungles connected by walkways and viewing decks. Make sure that you add this highlight to your itinerary before heading for Brazil in June. Do not forget to bring a raincoat for the spray!

If you’re traveling to Rio de Janeiro, there are plenty of hikes you can do during this time of year. The Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) hike, for example, will take you to a spectacular rocky outcrop overlooking Copacabana.

What to bring

ea turtle crawling to the ocean on Bahia coast, Brazil
Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle crawling to the sea after leaving the nest at the beach on Bahia coast, Brazil.

Pack a warm top for cool alfresco evenings on the beach or in the mountains. If you are planning to explore rainforests, consider investing in a mosquito net to keep the bugs at bay during the night. Wearing light-colored, long-sleeved tops and long pants make you less attractive to these critters. Insect repellents containing DEET are the most effective.

For further information about activities and destinations in Brazil in June, browse through our travel guide on how many days to spend in Brazil. For instant inspiration, you can check out our tours to Brazil in June. If you’d prefer us to create your perfect itinerary, reach out to our local travel experts who can design a customized trip to Brazil. For instant inspiration and information, browse through our Brazil trips in June.

More Information

Create your custom-made trip to Brazil

Traveling to Brazil? Chat with a local travel specialist in Brazil who can help organize your trip.

  • Rodrigo Fernandez
    Rodrigo Fernandez
    Travel Expert in Brazil
  • Felipe Rodrigues
    Felipe Rodrigues
    Travel Expert in Brazil
  • Ryan Buckley
    Ryan Buckley
    Travel Expert in Brazil
Our travel experts are recommended by
  • BBC
  • Independent
  • Herald Sun
0 Comments We welcome your questions or comments to this article. Our travel experts will respond within 48 hours.
Travel Expert in Brazil
Rodrigo Fernandez Travel Expert in Brazil
4.9 - Excellent
Travel Expert in Brazil
Felipe Rodrigues Travel Expert in Brazil
4.9 - Excellent
  1. Add Comment

Sign-in to unlock instant trip discounts. Create wish lists and save up to USD 1,500.

More login options here.