17 days in Fortaleza, Jericoacoara & Canoa Quebrada Itinerary

17 days in Fortaleza, Jericoacoara & Canoa Quebrada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Ceara travel route planner

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Fortaleza
— 4 nights
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Jericoacoara
— 2 nights
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Fortaleza
— 3 nights
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Canoa Quebrada
— 2 nights
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Fortaleza
— 4 nights
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Fortaleza

— 4 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia de Morro Branco as well as Dragao do Mar Centro de Arte e Cultura. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beira Mar Avenue and Castelo Branco Mausoleum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fortaleza tour itinerary builder website.

Manaus to Fortaleza is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Fortaleza is 1 hour. December in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Nightlife · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Jericoacoara

— 2 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prea Beach and Malhada Beach. Relax by the water at Jericoacoara Beach and Praia do Prea. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Duna do Por do Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Paraiso, and make a trip to Tree Sloth.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jericoacoara travel app.

Traveling by shuttle from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Fortaleza

— 3 nights

Brazilian Miami

Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia de Morro Branco as well as Dragao do Mar Centro de Arte e Cultura. Shop till you drop at Shopping Parangaba and Mercado Central de Fortaleza. Step out of the city life by going to Monumento Natural das Falesias de Beberibe and Iracema Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Engenho Sao Luiz (in Aquiraz), Lagoa do Cauipe (in Paracumbuca) and Praia da Taiba (in Taiba). Explore Fortaleza further: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canoa Quebrada.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Canoa Quebrada

— 2 nights
A small fishing village backed by impressive sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs, Canoa Quebrada entices a growing number of foreign visitors with its near-perfect tropical weather and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Canto da Barra Beach, then stroll through Tremembe Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Por-do-Sol Dune. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fontainha Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Canoa Quebrada.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canoa Quebrada trip planner.

Getting from Fortaleza to Canoa Quebrada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fortaleza in December: highs in Canoa Quebrada hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Canoa Quebrada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Fortaleza

— 4 nights

Brazilian Miami

Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia de Morro Branco as well as Dragao do Mar Centro de Arte e Cultura. Visiting Pedra Rachada Beach and Barra Nova Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Fortaleza further: see the interesting displays at Casa Jose de Alencar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fortaleza tour planner.

You can drive from Canoa Quebrada to Fortaleza in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Canoa Quebrada in December, plan for slightly colder days in Fortaleza, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19: