17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santiago
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Recife
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Maceio
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Maragogi
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Natal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Recife
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Santiago

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, then examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally examine the collection at Nuclear Science Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Recife trip maker app.

Santiago, Chile to Recife is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Recife, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Recife sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
When in Porto de Galinhas, make a side trip to see Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, approximately Tamandare away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, admire the landmark architecture of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip website.

Getting from Recife to Porto de Galinhas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Paripueira Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipioca. Keep things going the next day: stop by Rip Curl and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Gunga.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maceio travel route planner.

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February since evenings lows in Maceio dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Gunga, Paripueira Beach
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Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Praia de Ipioca ©
Praia de Ipioca
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Antunes Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Ponta de Mangue.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Maragogi online holiday planner.

Take a bus from Maceio to Maragogi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Maragogi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

N S das Candeias Church
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, then make a trip to Jacumã Lagoon, and then see the vivid underwater world at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Natal online travel route planner.

Getting from Maragogi to Natal by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Natal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Parque das Dunas ©
Parque das Dunas
Jacumã Lagoon ©
Jacumã Lagoon

4
nights
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praia da Pipa: Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum (in Arez) and Barra de Cunhau (in Canguaretama). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pipa Beach, head outdoors with Ponta do Pirambu, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, and browse the different shops at Vila da Pipa Shopping.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Praia da Pipa road trip planning website.

Getting from Natal to Praia da Pipa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tibau do Sul, Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum, Barra de Cunhau, Vila da Pipa Shopping
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

1
night
Recife

Recife ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, snap pictures at Ponte da Boa Vista, take an in-depth tour of Open-Air Museum, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Recife trip planner.

Getting from Praia da Pipa to Recife by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Historico
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Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand
Praca do Marco Zero ©
Praca do Marco Zero
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

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