11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Caruaru
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Olinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Cabo de Santo Agostinho
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Recife
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cuiaba

1
day
Caruaru

Caruaru ©
Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino e Atelie Severino Vitalino, take a stroll through Alto do Moura, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Caruaru, and finally examine the collection at Museu Luiz Gonzaga.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Caruaru road trip app .

Cuiaba to Caruaru is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olinda.

Things to do in Caruaru

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Alto do Moura ©
Alto do Moura
Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, then take a stroll around Classic Hall, then examine the collection at Museu do Mamulengo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Do Carmo, make a trip to Do Carmo Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Alto da Se Handicraft Market, take in panoramic vistas at Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Sacra de Pernambuco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olinda trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Caruaru to Olinda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caruaru to Olinda. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cabo de Santo Agostinho.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

1
night
Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Cabo de Santo Agostinho
With a strong tourism industry and a stunning coastline, Cabo De Santo Agostinho keeps visitors busy with a full itinerary of beach activities.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo de Santo Agostinho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Olinda to Cabo de Santo Agostinho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Cabo de Santo Agostinho can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Porto de Galinhas on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Outeiro church and panoramic view, see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, admire the striking features of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill, and stop by Nata Artesanato.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip maker tool .

Porto de Galinhas is just a short distance from Cabo de Santo Agostinho. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Recife online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Recife are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Recife

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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

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