11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Cabo Frio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Arraial do Cabo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Recife
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Maragogi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Recife

1
night
Cabo Frio

Cabo Frio ©
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia do Forte.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo Frio trip builder website .

Recife to Cabo Frio is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Recife in September since evenings lows in Cabo Frio dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte

1
night
Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia Grande and then kick back and relax at Farol Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo holiday planner .

Drive from Cabo Frio to Arraial do Cabo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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hours
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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Recife road trip tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Recife by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Recife, with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Porto de Galinhas on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip maker app .

You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ipojuca, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
When in Maragogi, make a side trip to see Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles in Porto de Pedras, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maragogi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maragogi travel route planner .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Maragogi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, Japaratinga Beach
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi