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19 days in Campo Grande & State of Pernambuco Itinerary
Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly: 4h 30min
Campo Grande— 2 nights
Fly: 8h 30min
Fernando de Noronha— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle: 4h
Tamandare— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Porto de Galinhas— 5 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Recife— 3 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
End: Rio de Janeiro
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Built on agricultural traditions, Campo Grande has grown rapidly, from a rural village in 1875 to a thriving metropolis of more than 800,000 people.Campo Grande is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro, deepen your understanding at Palace Popular of Culture, walk around Parque dos Poderes, and see the interesting displays at Image and Sound Museum.
For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Campo Grande driving holiday planner.
Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, plan for little chillier nights in Campo Grande, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.
Things to do in Campo Grande
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Fernando de Noronha
Emerald of the Atlantic
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip website .
Fly from Campo Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Campo Grande in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tamandare.
Things to do in Fernando de Noronha
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Beaches and natural rock pools remain top draws on most Tamandare itineraries, though the relatively small coastal town also offers a surprisingly lively restaurant scene.On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Tamandare, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Velha de Sao Pedro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Benedito. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Campas Beach and then stroll through Carneiros Beach.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamandare day trip planning tool .
Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Tamandare takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Tamandare, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.
Things to do in Tamandare
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Porto de Galinhas
Hawaii of the Atlantic
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.Porto de Galinhas is known for beaches, wildlife, parks, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and trek along River Maracaipe tour.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas day trip planning website .
You can drive from Tamandare to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Recife.
Things to do in Porto de Galinhas
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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, historic sites, beaches, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, get engrossed in the history at Cinco Pontas Fort, don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, and browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall.
Plan trip to Recife with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Recife sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Recife
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