18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Petrolina
Fly:  4​h
1
Aracaju
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Penedo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Barra de Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sao Miguel dos Milagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Olinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pitimbu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Lucena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Touros
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Maracajau
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Petrolina

2
nights
Aracaju

Aracaju ©
The capital of the state of Sergipe, Aracaju has developed a reputation as one of the most active, modern, and healthiest cities in the country.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oceanario de Aracaju and Croa do Gore. Step out of Aracaju to go to Itabaiana and see Parque dos Falcoes, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Orla de Atalaia, examine the collection at Museu da Gente Sergipana, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, and get engrossed in the history at Centro Cultural de Aracaju.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aracaju trip itinerary builder website .

Petrolina to Aracaju is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Petrolina in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Aracaju, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Penedo.

Things to do in Aracaju

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Parque dos Falcoes
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Centro Cultural de Aracaju ©
Centro Cultural de Aracaju
Orla de Atalaia ©
Orla de Atalaia
Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose

1
night
Penedo

Penedo ©
Penedo is a municipality in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz N S do Rosario Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Convento N S dos Anjos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at N S da Corrente Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Penedo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aracaju to Penedo takes 3 hours. January in Penedo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barra de Sao Miguel.

Things to do in Penedo

Historic Sites
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N S da Corrente Church ©
N S da Corrente Church
Matriz N S do Rosario Church ©
Matriz N S do Rosario Church
Convento N S dos Anjos ©
Convento N S dos Anjos

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night
Barra de Sao Miguel

Barra de Sao Miguel ©
In a typically tropical climate, with few highs and lows and a refreshing wind blowing in from the Atlantic, a Barra de Sao Miguel holiday primarily takes place outside.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Sao Miguel Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gunga Beach, and then stroll through Conchas Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barra de Sao Miguel trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Penedo to Barra de Sao Miguel takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Penedo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Barra de Sao Miguel, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

Things to do in Barra de Sao Miguel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gunga Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach

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nights
Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
A tranquil enclave of the Coral Coast, Sao Miguel Milagres offers postcard-worthy scenes of white sand, swaying palm trees, and clear waters.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Marceneiro Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lages Beach, and then kick back and relax at Toque Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sao Miguel dos Milagres trip site .

You can drive from Barra de Sao Miguel to Sao Miguel dos Milagres in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sao Miguel dos Milagres are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Porto de Pedras, Marceneiro Beach
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Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Lages Beach ©
Lages Beach

3
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Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kids will enjoy Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas travel website .

Traveling by car from Sao Miguel dos Milagres to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then explore the galleries of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Paco do Frevo, enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Olinda visit planner .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Olinda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Olinda can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pitimbu.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Recife
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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night
Pitimbu

Pitimbu ©
Pitimbu is a city in the state of Paraíba (Brazil), located in the microregion of the South Coast and metropolitan area of João Pessoa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head outdoors with Praia Bela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guarita Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta do Coqueiro Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pitimbu tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olinda to Pitimbu in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucena.

Things to do in Pitimbu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia Bela ©
Praia Bela

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night
Lucena

Lucena ©
Lucena is a municipality in the state of Paraíba in the Northeast Region of Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Igreja da Guia, kick back and relax at Ponta de Lucena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lucena Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lucena trip planner.

Getting from Pitimbu to Lucena by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Lucena

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lucena Beach ©
Lucena Beach
Ponta de Lucena Beach ©
Ponta de Lucena Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, kick back and relax at Pipa Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Falesias de Cacimbinhas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, stroll through Amor Beach, then stroll through Madeiro Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Vila da Pipa Shopping.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lucena to Praia da Pipa takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Praia da Pipa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Touros.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tibau do Sul, Vila da Pipa Shopping
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

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Touros

Touros
Touros is a municipality in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia de Sao Jose, kick back and relax at Perobas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Carnaubinha Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Touros trip planner .

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Touros in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maracajau.

Things to do in Touros

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Maracajau

Maracajau
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia de Maracajau and then kick back and relax at Prainha Beach (Coqueiro).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Maracajau trip planner .

Traveling by car from Touros to Maracajau takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maracajau

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Praia de Maracajau
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