30 days in Recife, Olinda & Igarassu Itinerary

30 days in Recife, Olinda & Igarassu Itinerary

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Recife
— 17 nights
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Olinda
— 6 nights
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Igarassu
— 6 nights
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Recife

— 17 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.
Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Porto de Galinhas (Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, Cupe beach, &more), So Arte (in Nossa Senhora do O) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ricardo Brennand Institute, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, gain insight at Pernambuco House of Culture, and stroll through Boa Viagem Beach.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Recife is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Recife. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Recife, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Olinda

— 6 nights
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olinda: Conde (Coqueirinho Beach & Praia de Tambaba). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Olinda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova, and take in panoramic vistas at Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico.

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Getting from Recife to Olinda by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Olinda can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Igarassu.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Igarassu

— 6 nights
Igarassu is a city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Igarassu: Goiana (Catuama Beach, Carne de Vaca Beach, &more), Ponta do Coqueiro Beach (in Pitimbu) and Ponta de Pedras Beach (in Ponta de Pedras). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao and see the interesting displays at Museu Histórico de Igarassu.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Igarassu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olinda to Igarassu takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Igarassu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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