11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Fly
1
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Joao Pessoa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Olinda
— 1 night
Drive
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Recife
— 1 night
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Recife — 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Rua do Bom Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica and Convent of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, then examine the collection at Embaixada de Pernambuco - Bonecos Gigantes de Olinda, and finally kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Recife online trip maker.

Foz do Iguacu to Recife is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Recife, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Joao Pessoa.
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Joao Pessoa — 2 nights

City Where the Sun Rises First

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Jacare Beach, then kick back and relax at Areia Dourada Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Branco Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora das Neves, admire the masterpieces at Popular Artist House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Intermares Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Ponta de Campina Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joao Pessoa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Recife to Joao Pessoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Joao Pessoa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Olinda.
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Olinda — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at N. S. do Rosario dos Homens Pretos de Olinda Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at N. S. do Amparo Church, then examine the collection at Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes, and finally view the masterpieces at Atelier Di Farias.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Olinda trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Joao Pessoa to Olinda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Olinda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas — 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Casa Jerimum. Get in touch with nature at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Capela de Sao Benedito (in Tamandare) and Guadalupe Beach (in Gamela). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach, stroll through Gamboa Beach, examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, and stop by Nata Artesanato.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Recife.
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Recife — 1 night

Brazilian Venice

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu do Trem.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Recife vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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