26 days in Brazil Itinerary

26 days in Brazil Itinerary

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26 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Tamandare
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Maceio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Palmares
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Caruaru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Olinda
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
8
Recife
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Recife

Recife
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.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Recife holiday planner .

Sao Paulo to Recife is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Recife, with lows around 30°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Museums
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1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach and then stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas road trip site .

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will leave for Tamandare on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
nights
Tamandare

Tamandare
Beaches and natural rock pools remain top draws on most Tamandare itineraries, though the relatively small coastal town also offers a surprisingly lively restaurant scene.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tamandare trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tamandare when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February, with lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toMaceio.

Things to do in Tamandare

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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5
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prof. Arthur Ramos Museum and Fernando Lopes History and Cultural Museum. Visiting Gunga Beach and Marape Dunes will get you outdoors. Step out of Maceio to go to Paripueira and see Paripueira Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Metropolitana of Maceio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Craft Fair of Pajucara, and stroll through Ponta Verde Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Maceio using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tamandare to Maceio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Maceio are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palmares.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia Dunas de Marapé., Fernando Lopes History and Cultural Museum, Praia do Gunga, Paripueira Beach, Prof. Arthur Ramos Museum
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Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach

2
nights
Palmares

Palmares ©
The city of Palmares began as one of a collection of ex-slave communities led by the great rebel slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares.
Get in touch with nature at Pedra do Rodeadouro and Cachoeira Veu Da Noiva. Explore Palmares' surroundings by going to Mosteiro da Escuta do Senhor (in Cha Grande) and Engenho Laje Bonita (in Quipapa). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira da Fumaca.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palmares trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Maceio to Palmares in 2.5 hours. February in Palmares sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caruaru.

Things to do in Palmares

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonito, Mosteiro da Escuta do Senhor
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Cachoeira da Fumaca ©
Cachoeira da Fumaca
Pedra do Rodeadouro ©
Pedra do Rodeadouro
Mosteiro da Escuta do Senhor ©
Mosteiro da Escuta do Senhor

1
night
Caruaru

Caruaru
Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caruaru trip builder .

You can drive from Palmares to Caruaru in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palmares to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toOlinda.

Things to do in Caruaru

Museums Nightlife Shopping
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1
day
Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Janga Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco, and then get into the urban bustle at Classic Hall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olinda trip builder tool .

Getting from Caruaru to Olinda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Caruaru to Olinda is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Recife.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Janga Beach
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Classic Hall ©
Classic Hall
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

10
nights
Recife

Recife ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CAIXA Cultural Recife, Catamaran Tours, Louis Jacques Brunet Natural History Museum, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at RioMar Recife Mall and Shopping Recife. Visiting Boa Viagem Beach and Maria Farinha Beach will get you outdoors. See even more of Recife: see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, stop by Shopping Tacaruna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Recife road trip planning website .

Recife is very close to Olinda. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes, Maria Farinha Beach
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Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

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