16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly to Recife, Taxi to Joao Pessoa
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Joao Pessoa
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Natal
— 10 nights
Drive
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Joao Pessoa
Drive
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Recife
— 2 nights
Fly
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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa online road trip 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. In December, daily temperatures in Joao Pessoa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel 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.
Let the collections at Monsenhor Barros de Sao Jose de Mipibu History Museum and Solar Ferreiro Torto Museum capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lagoa de Carcara and Perobas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natal: Lagoa de Arituba (in Nisia Floresta), Guarairas Beach (in Praia da Pipa) and Parrachos de Rio do Fogo (in Rio do Fogo). There's much more to do: stroll through Pirangi do Sul Beach, kick back and relax at Tibau do Sul Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Reis Magos Fortress, and get all the information you need at Tourism Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Natal trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Natal in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Joao Pessoa.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
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Joao Pessoa

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at MAG Shopping.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Joao Pessoa travel website.

Traveling by car from Natal to Joao Pessoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Recife tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Joao Pessoa to Recife in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will leave for Maceio on the 8th (Sat).
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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.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Guaxuma Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Pajucara and then see the interesting displays at Museu Théo Brandão.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Recife to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Recife in January since evenings lows in Maceio dip to 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Tue).
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.