12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Recife
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Joao Pessoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Maragogi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Recife
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
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Sao Paulo to Recife is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Recife, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Museums

3
nights
Joao Pessoa

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 see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Joao Pessoa to Porto de Galinhas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

1
night
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maragogi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in January, Maragogi is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Recife.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoologico Pet Silvestre ©
Zoologico Pet Silvestre
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande

4
nights
Recife

Recife ©
Step out of Recife to go to Olinda and see Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, which is approximately 32 minutes away. See even more of Recife: see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Recife trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Recife takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Olinda
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Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

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