17 days in Brazil Itinerary

17 days in Brazil Itinerary

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17 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Natal
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Recife
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Maragogi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Maceio
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Santiago

1
night
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 23rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Parrachos de Maracajau and then explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Dunas Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Natal trip itinerary planning app .

Santiago, Chile to Natal is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Natal. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Nature Beaches
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphins Bay and then stroll through Pipa Beach. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then examine the collection at Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Natal to Praia da Pipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
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.
Recife is known for museums, historic sites, beaches, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

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Getting from Praia da Pipa to Recife by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. February in Recife sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Historico
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, steep yourself in history at Massangana Sugar Cane Mill, kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Recife to Porto de Galinhas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gales de Maragogi, stroll through Maragogi Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Cruzeiro. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, then kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Xareu Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maragogi trip builder website .

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and 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 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

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

4
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 out of town with these interesting Maceio side-trips: Frances Beach (in Marechal Deodoro) and Gunga Beach (in Roteiro). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, stroll through Ponta Verde Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Gamma, and learn about all things military at Museum of World War II.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip builder app .

Drive from Maragogi to Maceio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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