12 days in Recife, Porto de Galinhas & Maceio Itinerary

12 days in Recife, Porto de Galinhas & Maceio Itinerary

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Recife
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
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Maceio
— 4 nights
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Recife

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Ricardo Brennand Institute and Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boa Viagem Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Recife online route planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Recife is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Recife, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planning app.

Getting from Recife to Porto de Galinhas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Maceio

— 4 nights

Paradise of Waters

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.
Family-friendly places like Praia do Gunga and Praia de Ipioca will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maceio: Frances Beach (in Praia do Frances), Barra de Sao Miguel 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 Ponta Verde Beach, browse the different shops at Parque Shopping Maceio, and cool off at Balneario do Broma.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Maceio trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in October, Maceio is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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