39 days in Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Recife
— 4 nights
2
Olinda
— 4 nights
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
4
Maragogi
— 5 nights
5
Maceio
— 4 nights
6
Caninde de Sao Francisco
— 2 nights
7
Aracaju
— 3 nights
8
Salvador
— 6 nights
9
Morro de Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
10
Salvador
— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and O Galo da Madrugada. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ricardo Brennand Institute and Museu do Trem. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Recife: Caruaru (Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro & Museu Luiz Gonzaga), Praca Marechal Floriano Peixoto (in Jaboatao dos Guararapes) and J.Borges Memorial (in Bezerros). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Frevo Museum Levino Ferreira and get to know the fascinating history of Praca do Arsenal.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Recife visit planner.

Manaus to Recife is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Recife are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caruaru, Praca Marechal Floriano Peixoto, J.Borges Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
J.Borges Memorial ©
J.Borges Memorial

4
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Get outdoors at Praia do Sossego and Costa de Conde. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Historico and Coqueirinho Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olinda: Conde (Coqueirinho Beach & Praia do Amor) and Pontal da Ilha Beach (in Ilha de Itamaraca). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museu do Mamulengo, view the masterpieces at Atelier Vilanova, and browse the exhibits of Atelier Di Farias.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olinda online travel route planner.

Drive from Recife to Olinda in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Conde, Ilha de Itamaraca
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Praia do Amor ©
Praia do Amor

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Benedito and Atelie Gilberto Carcara. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia de Calhetas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Mercadinho Rio Mar (in Sirinhaem) and Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Museu do Pescador & Nazare Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and browse the exhibits of So Arte.

Before you visit Porto de Galinhas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Mercadinho Rio Mar, Capela de Sao Benedito, So Arte
Highlights from your plan
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach
Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

5
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres and Japaratinga Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Toque Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Japaratinga (Boqueirao Beach & Barreiras do Boqueirao Beach) and Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles (in Porto de Pedras). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bitingui Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Maragogi road trip planning website.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Maragogi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga, Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
Highlights from your plan
Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles ©
Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra de Sao Miguel Beach and Niquim Beach. Visiting Praia do Gunga and Jatiuca Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Maceio: Falesias do Gunga (in Roteiro), Conchas Beach (in Barra de Sao Miguel) and Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Pajucara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipioca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Santa Maria Madalena, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Gamma.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maceio itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maragogi to Maceio in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Maceio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caninde de Sao Francisco.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barra de Sao Miguel, Roteiro, Igreja Santa Maria Madalena, Paripueira Beach
Highlights from your plan
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Jatiuca Beach ©
Jatiuca Beach

2
nights
Caninde de Sao Francisco

Caninde de Sao Francisco ©
With the Sao Francisco river hugging the town, many of the things to do in Caninde de Sao Francisco revolve around the water.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Povoado de Entremontes, take in the history at Grota de Angico, thenexamine the collection at Sertao Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piranhas Historic Center. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu de Arqueologia de Xingo, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Vale dos Mestres, and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Maria Bonita Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Caninde de Sao Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Maceio to Caninde de Sao Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Maceio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Caninde de Sao Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Aracaju.

Things to do in Caninde de Sao Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Piranhas, Casa de Maria Bonita Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sertao Museum ©
Sertao Museum
Vale dos Mestres ©
Vale dos Mestres
Casa de Maria Bonita Museum ©
Casa de Maria Bonita Museum

3
nights
Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Croa do Gore and Praia do Naufrago. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu do Homem Sergipano and Museu de Arte Sacra. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mosqueiro Beach, stroll through Refugio beach, take in the pleasant sights at Calcadao Formosa Aracaju, and get outside with Orla do Por do Sol.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aracaju day trip planner.

You can drive from Caninde de Sao Francisco to Aracaju in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Caninde de Sao Francisco in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Aracaju: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Aracaju

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Museu de Arte Sacra
Highlights from your plan
Mosqueiro Beach ©
Mosqueiro Beach
Croa do Gore ©
Croa do Gore
Museu do Homem Sergipano ©
Museu do Homem Sergipano

6
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.
Casa do Rio Vermelho and Sister Dulce memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Palacio Rio Branco. Get out of town with these interesting Salvador side-trips: Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas), Itacimirim Beach (in Itacimirim) and Praia da Espera (in Camacari). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Lord, stroll through Imbassai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and see the interesting displays at Sao Bento monastery.

Planning Salvador trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Aracaju to Salvador takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Salvador are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Itacimirim Beach, Praia da Espera, Itapua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Casa do Rio Vermelho ©
Casa do Rio Vermelho
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Imbassai Beach ©
Imbassai Beach

3
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Mirante, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Primeira Praia, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, and finally kick back and relax at Quarta Praia.

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Getting from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Salvador.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ilha de Boipeba
Highlights from your plan
Bainema ©
Bainema
Tassimirim Beach ©
Tassimirim Beach
Boca da Barra ©
Boca da Barra

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
You'll explore and learn at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia and Espaco Pierre Verger da Fotografia Baiana. Step out of the city life by going to Forte Beach and Barra Do Jacuipe Beach. Step out of Salvador to go to Praia do Forte and see Reserva de Sapiranga, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Explore Salvador further: explore the world behind art at Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral, examine the collection at Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol da Barra.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salvador trip maker app.

Ride a ferry from Morro de Sao Paulo to Salvador in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Barra Do Jacuipe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia ©
Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach

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