23 days in Recife & Catalao Itinerary

23 days in Recife & Catalao Itinerary

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23 days in Recife & Catalao Itinerary

Start: Recife
1
Recife
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Catalao
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Recife

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Muro Alto Beach, Cupe beach, & more), Carneiros Beach (in Tamandare) and Lookout Stone of Cogomelo (in Cabo de Santo Agostinho). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Recife trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Recife. In December in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Catalao.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Olinda, Lookout Stone of Cogomelo, Praia dos Carneiros, Praia do Sossego
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 30:
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute

12
nights
Catalao

Catalao ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catalao: Pires do Rio (Pires do Rio Railroad Museum & Cachoeira do Marata), Araguari (Historical Archive Museum, Araguari Railroad Museum, & more) and Rio Quente (Hot Park, Feira Artesanal e Gastronomica, & more). There's much more to do: get great views at Morrinho de Sao Joao, explore the activities along Lago das Brisas, browse the fresh offerings at Vila Liberdade Market, and see the interesting displays at Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Catalao day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Recife to Catalao. Traveling from Recife in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Catalao, with lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Catalao

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Araguari, Rio Quente, Pires do Rio, Estacao Ferroviaria Sobradinho, Lago das Brisas
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 12:
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Lago das Brisas ©
Lago das Brisas
Hot Park ©
Hot Park
Table Games ©
Table Games

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