18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Recife
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Maragogi
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Maceio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Natal
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Santiago

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings 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 maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Recife travel itinerary planner .

Santiago, Chile to Recife is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Carneiros Beach about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, stop by Nata Artesanato, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas attractions planner.

Drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carneiros Beach, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas ©
Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

4
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Maragogi Beach and Antunes Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Gales de Maragogi and Praia de Tamandare. Step out of Maragogi to go to Porto de Pedras and see Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ponta de Mangue, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, stroll through Japaratinga Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Maragogi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Maragogi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga Beach, Praia de Tamandare, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
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Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

3
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 outdoors at Gunga Beach and Ponta Verde Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Frances Beach and Praia de Pajucara. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipioca and view the masterpieces at Galeria Gamma.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maceio online visit planner .

You can drive from Maragogi to Maceio in 2 hours. Another option is to 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 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Dolphins Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Vila da Pipa Shopping. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach and then kick back and relax at Pipa Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Maceio to Praia da Pipa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Natal.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vila da Pipa Shopping
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Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

1
night
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Dunas Park, then don't miss a visit to Lake Jacuma, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Natal itinerary site .

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Natal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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

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