17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Natal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
Drive:  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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally see the interesting displays at Nuclear Science Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Recife trip itinerary planning website .

Santiago, Chile to Recife is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Recife is 1 hour. In February in Recife, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
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.
Step out of Porto de Galinhas with an excursion to Carneiros Beach in Tamandare--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas, and steep yourself in history at Massangana Sugar Cane Mill.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas road trip app .

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Carneiros Beach
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Paripueira Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipioca. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Rip Curl and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gunga Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maceio holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Maceio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paripueira Beach, Gunga Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then get great views at Mirante do Cruzeiro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maragogi trip builder app .

Drive from Maceio to Maragogi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Natal.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 4th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Dunas Park, don't miss a visit to Lake Jacuma, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Natal online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Maragogi to Natal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Natal sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. 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
Dunas Park ©
Dunas Park
Lake Jacuma ©
Lake Jacuma

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.
Explore Praia da Pipa's surroundings by going to Barra de Cunhau (in Canguaretama) and Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum (in Arez). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pipa Beach, browse the different shops at Vila da Pipa Shopping, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, and head outdoors with Ponta do Pirambu.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa trip planner .

You can drive from Natal to Praia da Pipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Recife.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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
Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

1
night
Recife

Recife ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, snap pictures at Ponte da Boa Vista, then take an in-depth tour of Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Recife vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Praia da Pipa to Recife takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow 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 ©
Praca do Marco Zero ©
Praca do Marco Zero
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

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