22 days in Brazil Itinerary

22 days in Brazil Itinerary

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22 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Jericoacoara
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Natal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Joao Pessoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Maragogi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Maceio
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Salvador
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Santiago

1
night
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Arvore da Preguica and then kick back and relax at Mangue Seco Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jericoacoara day trip planning app .

Santiago, Chile to Jericoacoara is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tree Sloth ©
Tree Sloth

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You'll get in some beach time at Barra de Tabatinga beach and Barra De Punau. Visiting Cotovelo Beach and Guarairas Beach will get you outdoors. When in Natal, make a side trip to see Madeiro Beach in Tibau do Sul, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau, make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Crafts Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Natal trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jericoacoara to Natal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jericoacoara to Natal due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Joao Pessoa.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cotovelo Beach, Guarairas Beach, Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Praia de Barra de Tabatinga ©
Praia de Barra de Tabatinga
Barra De Punau ©
Barra De Punau

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.
Get outdoors at Ponta de Campina Beach and Praia de Tambaba. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carapibus Beach and Camboinha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joao Pessoa: Conde (Coqueirinho Beach & Tabatinga Beach). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Francisco.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Joao Pessoa online journey maker .

Drive from Natal to Joao Pessoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Joao Pessoa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Conde, Cabedelo
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Tabatinga Beach ©
Tabatinga Beach
Ponta de Campina Beach ©
Ponta de Campina Beach
Camboinha Beach ©
Camboinha Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madre Deus Church, and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, then examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paiva Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Recife route planning app .

You can drive from Joao Pessoa to Recife in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Recife can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Olinda, Muro Alto Beach
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

3
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Visit Xareu Beach and Praia de Tamandare for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peroba Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burgalhau Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at N S das Candeias Church.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maragogi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Recife to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Recife in January, plan for little chillier nights in Maragogi, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga, Praia de Tamandare
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Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Carro Quebrado Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Sonho Verde. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Gunga Beach and then stroll through Barra de Sao Miguel Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maceio trip builder app .

Traveling by bus from Maragogi to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Maceio, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia de Sonho Verde, Barra de Sao Miguel Beach, Gunga Beach
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Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Flamengo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ilha dos Frades and Praia do Porto da Barra. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho and get engrossed in the history at Misericordia Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salvador trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maceio to Salvador takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vilas do Atlantico Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Ilha dos Frades ©
Ilha dos Frades
Praia do Porto da Barra ©
Praia do Porto da Barra

4
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Relax by the water at Rio Verde Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Ilha dos Aquarios. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Taipe Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Sitio Arqueologico das Ruinas da Igreja do Outeiro Da Gloria, enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, and don't miss a visit to Largo da Ajuda.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Porto Seguro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

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