14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Salvador
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Aracaju
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Penedo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Roteiro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maceio
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Maragogi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Olinda
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Natal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Mossoro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Fortaleza
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Salvador

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Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passarela do Caranguejo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aracaju trip itinerary builder website .

Salvador to Aracaju is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Aracaju are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Penedo.

Things to do in Aracaju

Historic Sites
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Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose

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Penedo

Penedo ©
Penedo is a municipality in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz N S do Rosario Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento N S dos Anjos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at N S da Corrente Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Penedo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Aracaju to Penedo takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Penedo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Roteiro.

Things to do in Penedo

Historic Sites
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N S da Corrente Church ©
N S da Corrente Church
Matriz N S do Rosario Church ©
Matriz N S do Rosario Church
Convento N S dos Anjos ©
Convento N S dos Anjos

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Roteiro

Roteiro ©
Roteiro is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Mirante do Gunga and then kick back and relax at Gunga Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Roteiro route app .

Getting from Penedo to Roteiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Penedo in January, Roteiro is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maceio.

Things to do in Roteiro

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Mirante do Gunga ©
Mirante do Gunga

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Frances Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Pajucara.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maceio trip planner.

Getting from Roteiro to Maceio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Frances Beach
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Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Xareu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragogi Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maragogi online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Maceio to Maragogi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Maragogi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach

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Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, then kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally browse the exhibits of So Arte. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelie Gilberto Carcara, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas driving holiday planner.

Drive from Maragogi to Porto de Galinhas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

So Arte
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olinda trip planner .

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Olinda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Atelier Vilanova ©
Atelier Vilanova

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally admire the architecture and history at Memorial Frei Damiao de Bozano. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then admire the masterpieces at Cinema do Museu do Homem do Nordeste, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Recife travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Olinda to Recife takes an hour. In January in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia do Jacare, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol Do Cabo Branco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joao Pessoa trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Recife to Joao Pessoa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Joao Pessoa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Natal.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Jacare
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Farol Do Cabo Branco ©
Farol Do Cabo Branco
Praia do Jacare ©
Praia do Jacare
Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio de Lisboa

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Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Morro do Careca, enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Natal trip planner.

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Natal in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Natal are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mossoro.

Things to do in Natal

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Morro do Careca ©
Morro do Careca
Reis Magos Fortress ©
Reis Magos Fortress

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Mossoro

Mossoro ©
A city of 260,000 people, Mossoro has a reputation among Brazilians as a forward-thinking and progressive place.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Resistencia and then explore the ancient world of Lajedo da Soledade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mossoro trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Natal to Mossoro takes 4 hours. In January, Mossoro is somewhat warmer than Natal - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Mossoro

Historic Sites Museums
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Lajedo da Soledade ©
Lajedo da Soledade
Memorial da Resistencia ©
Memorial da Resistencia

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia de Futuro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Cristo Rei, then steep yourself in history at Igreja do Rosario, and finally make a trip to Praca General Tiburcio.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza journey builder .

Drive from Mossoro to Fortaleza in 4 hours. Traveling from Mossoro in January, expect Fortaleza to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Igreja do Rosario ©
Igreja do Rosario
Praca General Tiburcio ©
Praca General Tiburcio

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