16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Joao Pessoa
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Natal
— 10 nights
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Joao Pessoa
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Recife
— 2 nights
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Maceio
— 3 nights
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Joao Pessoa

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Joao Pessoa vacation planner.

Belo Horizonte to Joao Pessoa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Joao Pessoa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Natal.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
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Natal — 10 nights

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You've added Lagoa de Arituba, Lagoa de Carcara, Tourism Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Buzios Beach and Parrachos de Rio do Fogo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perobas Beach and Pirangi do Sul Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natal: Solar Ferreiro Torto Museum (in Macaiba), Guarairas Beach (in Praia da Pipa) and Monsenhor Barros de Sao Jose de Mipibu History Museum (in Sao Jose de Mipibu). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tibau do Sul Beach and stroll through Gracandu Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Natal holiday planning app.

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Natal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Natal, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Joao Pessoa.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Joao Pessoa

On the 1st (Sat), stop by MAG Shopping.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa trip website.

You can drive from Natal to Joao Pessoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Recife.
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Recife — 2 nights

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ricardo Brennand Institute as well as Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. On the next day, gain insight at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Recife trip planner.

Getting from Joao Pessoa to Recife by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for Maceio on the 3rd (Mon).
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Maceio — 3 nights

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Guaxuma Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Pajucara and then examine the collection at Museu Théo Brandão.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maceio trip planner.

You can fly from Recife to Maceio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Recife in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Maceio, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.