15 days in Joao Pessoa, Recife & Salvador Itinerary

15 days in Joao Pessoa, Recife & Salvador Itinerary

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15 days in Joao Pessoa, Recife & Salvador Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  5​h
1
Joao Pessoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Recife
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Joao Pessoa

Joao Pessoa ©
Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Penha Beach, Piscinas Naturais do Seixas, Praia da Ponta do Seixas, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joao Pessoa driving holiday planning tool .

Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Joao Pessoa is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Recife.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Jacare
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Praia do Jacare ©
Praia do Jacare
Cabo Branco Beach ©
Cabo Branco Beach
Farol Do Cabo Branco ©
Farol Do Cabo Branco

7
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boa Viagem Beach, Praca do Marco Zero, Capela Dourada, and other attractions you added.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Recife trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Joao Pessoa to Recife in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salvador.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Olinda
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Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Praia Farol da Barra, Farol da Barra, and other attractions.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salvador trip maker app .

Getting from Recife to Salvador by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salvador are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Forte Beach
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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