12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Bus:  9 h
1
Salvador
— 2 nights
Bus:  10 h 30 min
2
Maceio
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Recife
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Train + Taxi:  7 h
4
Praia da Pipa
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Natal
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You'll get in some beach time at Forte Beach and Praia Farol da Barra. Get outdoors at Guarajuba Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho and contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Salvador attractions planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Salvador is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect Salvador to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Forte Beach, Guarajuba Beach
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach and then kick back and relax at Gunga Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Frances Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maceio visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Maceio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Maceio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Recife.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Gunga, Frances Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach

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.
On the 10th (Tue), see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, stop by Nata Artesanato, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia dos Carneiros.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Recife trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Maceio to Recife in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Recife, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Praia dos Carneiros
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Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

1
day
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Pipa Beach, then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and then kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Praia da Pipa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Recife to Praia da Pipa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Natal.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cajueiro de Pirangi, then stroll through Genipabu Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Mirim Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, then stroll through Ponta Negra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Morro do Careca.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Natal driving holiday planning app .

You can take a bus from Praia da Pipa to Natal in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Natal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
Highlights from your plan
Genipabu Beach ©
Genipabu Beach
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Cajueiro de Pirangi ©
Cajueiro de Pirangi

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