18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Recife
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Maragogi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Natal
— 2 nights
6
Maceio
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​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.
On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and then enjoy some diversion at Praca de Dois Irmaos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, examine the collection at Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Recife visit planner.

Santiago, Chile to Recife is an approximately 11.5-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 Recife. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from the city and head to Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and Muro Alto Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Cupe beach. Change things up with a short trip to Carneiros Beach in Tamandare (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, and explore the striking landscape at Outeiro church and panoramic view.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planner .

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maragogi.

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

3
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Gales de Maragogi and Praia Ponta de Mangue. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maragogi Beach and Japaratinga Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, stroll through Zoologico Pet Silvestre, and see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Maragogi trip itinerary website .

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Maragogi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

3
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 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphins Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Vila da Pipa Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Amor Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Praia da Pipa day trip app .

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Praia da Pipa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Natal.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vila da Pipa Shopping
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Visit Ponta Negra Beach and Camurupim Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Parrachos de Maracajau and Morro do Careca. Go for a jaunt from Natal to Parnamirim to see Cajueiro de Pirangi about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Dunas Park, make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro, explore and take pictures at Arena das Dunas, and get great views at Reis Magos Fortress.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Natal online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Praia da Pipa to Natal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Morro do Careca ©
Morro do Careca
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Frances Beach and then kick back and relax at Gunga Beach. On the next day, stroll through Praia de Pajucara and then kick back and relax at Marape Dunes.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maceio trip planner.

You can fly from Natal to Maceio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Maceio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gunga Beach, Praia Dunas de Marapé., Frances Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara

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