10 days in Natal, Joao Pessoa & Recife Itinerary

10 days in Natal, Joao Pessoa & Recife Itinerary

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10 days in Natal, Joao Pessoa & Recife Itinerary

Start: Macapa
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Natal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Recife
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Macapa

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Get in touch with nature at Ponta Negra Beach and Dunas de Genipabu. Family-friendly places like Pipa Beach and Museu Camara Cascudo will thrill your kids. Step out of Natal to go to Parnamirim and see Cajueiro de Pirangi, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Dunas Park, enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Natal itinerary builder app .

Macapa to Natal is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Macapa in July, with highs in Natal at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cajueiro de Pirangi, Pipa Beach
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Praia do Jacare, enjoy the sand and surf at Tambau Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Joao Pessoa trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Natal to Joao Pessoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Joao Pessoa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Jacare
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Tambau Beach ©
Tambau Beach

5
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 Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Kids will appreciate attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Carneiros Beach (in Tamandare) and Porto de Galinhas (Casa Jerimum, Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and get engrossed in the history at Cinco Pontas Fort.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Recife trip planner.

Getting from Joao Pessoa to Recife by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Praia dos Carneiros
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

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