12 days in Salvador & Porto Seguro Itinerary

12 days in Salvador & Porto Seguro Itinerary

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12 days in Salvador & Porto Seguro Itinerary

Start: Salvador
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Salvador


Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salvador: Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar), Sea and Captaincy Museum (in Ilheus) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pelourinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, kick back and relax at Flamengo Beach, and stroll through Praia Farol da Barra.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salvador day trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Salvador. In September, daytime highs in Salvador are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camacari, Praia do Forte, Sea and Captaincy Museum, Imbassai Beach, Cetrel Museum of Natural Science
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach

Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Terima Kasih, make a trip to Mucuge Street, then see the interesting displays at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Quadrado and then kick back and relax at Mirror Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto Seguro when traveling from Salvador in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

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