12 days in Recife & Joao Pessoa Itinerary

12 days in Recife & Joao Pessoa Itinerary

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12 days in Recife & Joao Pessoa Itinerary

Start: Caxias Do Sul
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Recife
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Joao Pessoa
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Porto Alegre

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Cupe beach. Relax by the water at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Boa Viagem Beach. Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Olinda (Church and Monastery of Sao Bento & Se Cathedral), Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas (in Porto de Galinhas). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, see the interesting displays at Museu Cais do Sertao, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Recife travel route tool .

Caxias Do Sul to Recife is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Recife sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Jacare and Bessa Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Craft Market Paraibano and Feirinha de Artesanato de Tambau. Change things up with a short trip to Coqueirinho Beach in Conde (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tambau Beach, kick back and relax at Praia da Ponta do Seixas, enjoy the sea views from Farol Do Cabo Branco, and make a trip to Centro Historico de Joao Pessoa.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa online trip planner .

Fly from Recife to Joao Pessoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Joao Pessoa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Jacare, Coqueirinho Beach
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Cabo Branco Beach ©
Cabo Branco Beach
Praia do Jacare ©
Praia do Jacare
Tambau Beach ©
Tambau Beach

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