14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Recife
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Caruaru
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Maceio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get some cultural insight at Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Massangana Sugar Cane Mill. Get outdoors at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Carneiros Beach in Tamandare, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum, admire the striking features of Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill, and explore the gorgeous colors at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip builder website .

Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

So Arte, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Carneiros Beach
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

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.
Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Cinco Pontas Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to RioMar Recife Mall and Atelier Vilanovafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Olinda (Church and Monastery of Sao Bento & Se Cathedral). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Do Carmo, and browse the different shops at Shopping Recife.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Recife trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Recife, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Caruaru.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memorial Mestre Galdino, take an in-depth tour of J.Borges Memorial, examine the collection at Museu do Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco, then buy something for everyone on your list at Caruaru Shopping, and finally hunt for treasures at Feira de Caruaru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Alto do Moura, make a trip to Praca Coronel Joao Guilherme, examine the collection at Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space, then examine the collection at Museu Luiz Gonzaga, then examine the collection at Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Difusora.

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Traveling by car from Recife to Caruaru takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Recife to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Caruaru

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bezerros
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J.Borges Memorial ©
J.Borges Memorial
Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga
Memorial Mestre Galdino ©
Memorial Mestre Galdino

3
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.
Get outdoors at Gunga Beach and Ponta Verde Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Frances Beach and Praia de Pajucara. Take a break from Maceio with a short trip to Paripueira Beach in Paripueira, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Parque Shopping Maceio, hunt for treasures at Craft Fair of Pajucara, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Gamma.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip planner .

Getting from Caruaru to Maceio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Maceio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paripueira Beach, Frances Beach, Gunga Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara

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