12 days in Fortaleza, Natal & Canoa Quebrada Itinerary

12 days in Fortaleza, Natal & Canoa Quebrada Itinerary

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Fortaleza
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Natal
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Fortaleza

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Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Morro Branco and Praia do Futuro. Let the collections at Redencao Municipal Museum and 10th GAC Cultural Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Maranguape Eco Museum in Maranguape (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado Central de Fortaleza, enjoy the sand and surf at Iracema Beach, make a trip to Praca da Imprensa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Sao Pedro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Fortaleza is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in February, with highs in Fortaleza at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Natal

Natal ©

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
We've included these beaches for you: Ponta Negra Beach and Pipa Beach. Visiting Baia dos Golfinhos and Dunas de Genipabu will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Natal: Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum (in Arez), Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Pirangi do Norte) and Cowboy's Museum (in Sao Jose de Mipibu). There's lots more to do: get great views at Reis Magos Fortress, stop by Luciana Artesanatos Nordestinos, and see the interesting displays at Museu Camara Cascudo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Natal trip planner.

Getting from Fortaleza to Natal by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Ponta Negra Beach
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Pipa Beach
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Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada ©
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Retiro Grande Beach, take a stroll through Vila do Estevao, then kick back and relax at Lagoa do Mato Beach, and finally examine the collection at Jaguaribano Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Barrinha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ceara Beach, and then stroll through Praia de Canoa Quebrada.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canoa Quebrada trip planner.

You can drive from Natal to Canoa Quebrada in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Natal in February: high temperatures in Canoa Quebrada hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Vila do Estevao
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