30 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary

30 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary

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30 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary

Start: Maringa
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tamandare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Caruaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Recife
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ponta de Pedras
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ilha de Itamaraca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Olinda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Fernando de Noronha
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Maringa

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Escape the urban bustle at Serrambi Beach and Praia de Calhetas. Museum-lovers will get to explore So Arte and Casa Jerimum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Paroquia Santo Antonio, Museu do Pescador, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas online journey planner .

Maringa to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maringa in August since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tamandare.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo de Santo Agostinho, So Arte, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach

2
nights
Tamandare

Tamandare ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pontal Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Taocas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Pet Silvestre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carneiros Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro, and then examine the collection at Una Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamandare trip planner .

Drive from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tamandare when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Caruaru.

Things to do in Tamandare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maragogi, Una Museum
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Pontal Beach ©
Pontal Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros
Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro ©
Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro

2
nights
Caruaru

Caruaru ©
Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Alto do Moura, buy something for everyone on your list at Caruaru Shopping, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Caruaru, and finally examine the collection at Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Barra Azul Falls, examine the collection at Caroa Factory Museum, and then stop by Polo Caruaru.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caruaru online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tamandare to Caruaru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Recife.

Things to do in Caruaru

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cachoeira Barra Azul
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Feira de Caruaru ©
Feira de Caruaru
Alto do Moura ©
Alto do Moura
Cachoeira Barra Azul ©
Cachoeira Barra Azul

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Boa Viagem Beach and Pontual Receptivo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Madre Deus Church and Capela Dourada. Step out of Recife with an excursion to Piedade Beach in Jaboatao dos Guararapes--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall, and stop by Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco Unidade Recife.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Recife trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Caruaru to Recife takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Caruaru to Recife, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Ponta de Pedras.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Piedade Beach
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Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Paco do Frevo ©
Paco do Frevo

1
night
Ponta de Pedras

Ponta de Pedras ©
Ponta de Pedras is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. On the 17th (Sat), admire the striking features of Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta de Pedras Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ponta de Pedras road trip planner.

Drive from Recife to Ponta de Pedras in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ilha de Itamaraca.

Things to do in Ponta de Pedras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary
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Ponta de Pedras Beach ©
Ponta de Pedras Beach

2
nights
Ilha de Itamaraca

Ilha de Itamaraca ©
Once a battleground for skirmishes between Dutch and Portuguese forces, Ilha de Itamaraca now serves as a picturesque beach resort.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Forte Orange Beach, then stroll through Enseada dos Golfinhos, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz de Itamaraca. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Forno da Cal Beach and then stroll through Praia Baixa Verde.

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Traveling by car from Ponta de Pedras to Ilha de Itamaraca takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ilha de Itamaraca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Ilha de Itamaraca

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Enseada dos Golfinhos ©
Enseada dos Golfinhos
Forno da Cal Beach ©
Forno da Cal Beach
Praia Baixa Verde ©
Praia Baixa Verde

2
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmo Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Vilanova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at N. S. do Amparo Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rio Doce, stroll through Farol Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Olinda journey planner .

Getting from Ilha de Itamaraca to Olinda by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Olinda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Olinda

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao
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Praia do Rio Doce ©
Praia do Rio Doce
N. S. do Amparo Church ©
N. S. do Amparo Church
Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao ©
Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao

9
nights
Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Capela de Sao Pedro and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Boldro Beacch and Baia dos Golfinhos. Spend the 28th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Olinda to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro