9 days in Joao Pessoa, Porto de Galinhas & Recife Itinerary

9 days in Joao Pessoa, Porto de Galinhas & Recife Itinerary

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Joao Pessoa
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
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Recife
— 3 nights
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Joao Pessoa — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carapibus Beach and Ponta de Campina Beach. Step out of Joao Pessoa with an excursion to Costa de Conde in Conde--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jacare Beach, stroll through Tambau Beach, steep yourself in history at Casarao dos Azulejos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora das Neves.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Joao Pessoa trip builder app.

Porto Alegre to Joao Pessoa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Joao Pessoa is a bit warmer than Porto Alegre - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Muro Alto Beach and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cupe beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip app.

You can fly from Joao Pessoa to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Recife.
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Recife — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Sossego and Rua do Bom Jesus. Step out of Recife with an excursion to Pontal da Ilha Beach in Ilha de Itamaraca--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, snap pictures at Mauricio de Nassau Bridge, look for gifts at Vila do artesanato, and admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Arquitetonico da Praca da Republica.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Recife trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Recife sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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