31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Caruaru
— 5 nights
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Recife
— 10 nights
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Joao Pessoa
— 9 nights
Drive
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Campina Grande
— 6 nights

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Caruaru — 5 nights

Little Princess of Agreste

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Caruaru side-trips: Parque Ecologico Da Serra Negra (in Bezerros) and Cachoeira Veu Da Noiva (in Bonito). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alto do Moura, see the interesting displays at Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro, take in the dramatic natural features at Serra dos Cavalos, and hunt for treasures at Feira de Caruaru.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Caruaru online route maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Caruaru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Recife.
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Recife — 10 nights

Brazilian Venice

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 out of town with these interesting Recife side-trips: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Engenho Massangana & Lookout Stone of Cogomelo) and Porto de Galinhas (Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boa Viagem Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and explore the galleries of Pernambuco House of Culture.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Recife sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Caruaru to Recife in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Caruaru to Recife is 1 hour. May in Recife sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joao Pessoa.
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Joao Pessoa — 9 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Joao Pessoa side-trips: Bacopari Lighthouse (in Baia Formosa), Baia dos Golfinhos (in Praia da Pipa) and Conde (Tabatinga Beach, Coqueirinho Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Tambau Beach, stroll through Praia da Barra do Gramame, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Sao Francisco, and take advantage of the amenities at Picaozinho.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joao Pessoa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Recife to Joao Pessoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Campina Grande.
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Campina Grande — 6 nights

Arguably northeastern Brazil’s most important city, Campina Grande represents a thriving hub of industry, technology, and education.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cabaceiras (Lajeado Manuel de Souza, Lajedo de Pai Mateus, &more), Engenho Goiamunduba (in Bananeiras) and Museu de Artes Sacras Fernando Cunha Lima (in Guarabira). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Parque da Crianca, get into the urban bustle at People Park, examine the collection at Northeast Museum of Minerals and Gems, and make a trip to Lajedo do Marinho.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Campina Grande trip builder app.

Getting from Joao Pessoa to Campina Grande by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Campina Grande sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night.
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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.
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