19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Recife
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Garanhuns
— 7 nights
Drive
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Recife
— 2 nights
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Recife

— 4 nights

Brazilian Venice

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, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Recife trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Recife is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Recife, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Recife to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Historic Sites
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Porto de Galinhas

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Tamandare and see Praia dos Carneiros, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, and trek along River Maracaipe tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas day trip planning app.

You can drive from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Garanhuns.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Garanhuns

— 7 nights

Pernambucan Switzerland

Home to the famous Winter Festival, Garanhuns bucks most travelers' visions of Brazil as a perennially hot beach paradise.
Step out of Garanhuns to go to Buique and see Parque Nacional do Catimbau, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Relogio das Flores, pause for some photo ops at Cristo de Magano, step into the grandiose world of Joao Capao Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Celso Galvão Palace.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Garanhuns trip builder.

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Garanhuns in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Garanhuns due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Garanhuns

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Olinda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach and then browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Recife trip planner.

Drive from Garanhuns to Recife in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.