31 days in State of Pernambuco & Maringa Itinerary

31 days in State of Pernambuco & Maringa Itinerary

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31 days in State of Pernambuco & Maringa Itinerary

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

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Shark Museum, steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha tour planner .

Maringa to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maringa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maringa in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Fernando de Noronha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Recife.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

6
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.
Head to RioMar Recife Mall and Atelier Vilanovafor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Recife Antigo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Olinda (Se Cathedral & Church and Monastery of Sao Bento). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, stop by Campo da Serra, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and get engrossed in the history at Cinco Pontas Fort.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Recife trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Recife takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Recife, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Recife, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Caruaru.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olinda
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at J.Borges Memorial and Museu do Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco. Let the collections at Museu Luiz Gonzaga and Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space capture your imagination. When in Caruaru, make a side trip to see Centro de Artesanato Tareco e Mariola in Belo Jardim, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Caruaru Shopping, see the interesting displays at Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro, look for gifts at Shopping Difusora, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Mestre Galdino.

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You can drive from Recife to Caruaru in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Recife to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamandare.

Things to do in Caruaru

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bezerros, Centro de Artesanato Tareco e Mariola
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Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga
Memorial Mestre Galdino ©
Memorial Mestre Galdino

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Carneiros Beach, then view the masterpieces at Mercadinho Rio Mar, and then see the interesting displays at Una Museum. On the next day, stroll through Campas Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Velha de Sao Pedro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tamandare visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Caruaru to Tamandare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Tamandare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Una Museum, Mercadinho Rio Mar
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Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros
Campas Beach ©
Campas Beach
Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro ©
Nova Matriz de Sao Pedro

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Do your shopping at Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Casa Jerimum. When in Porto de Galinhas, make a side trip to see Engenho Massangana in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Serrambi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, and explore the gorgeous colors at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tamandare to Porto de Galinhas takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tamandare in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Petrolina.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ipojuca, Engenho Massangana
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

1
night
Petrolina

Petrolina ©
Originally built as a sister city to neighboring Juazeiro, Petrolina has grown to become Pernambuco’s largest municipality.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Centro de Artes Ana das Carrancas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora Rainha dos Anjos Matriz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral - Igreja Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, then see the interesting displays at Oficina do Artesao Mestre Quincas, and finally look for gifts at River Shopping.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Petrolina trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Petrolina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in August: highs in Petrolina hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maringa.

Things to do in Petrolina

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Oficina do Artesao Mestre Quincas ©
Oficina do Artesao Mestre Quincas
River Shopping ©
River Shopping

6
nights
Maringa

Maringa ©
Instantly notable for its striking skyline featuring the large conical spire of a distinctive cathedral, Maringa stands out as one of the world's greenest cities.
For shopping fun, head to Londrina Catuaí Mall or Mercadao de Maringa. Get a sense of the local culture at Mother Leonia Milito Memorial House and Didatico de Anatomia Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Londrina (Parada do Coco, Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt, & more), Cambe History Museum (in Cambe) and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Mandaguari). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria, examine the collection at Museu Esportivo de Maringa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Diocesano Nossa Senhora de Fatima.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maringa online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Petrolina to Maringa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Petrolina in August; daily highs in Maringa reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maringa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Londrina, Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Museu Historico de Cambe, Igreja Matriz N. Sra. de Fatima, Museu de Historia da Imigracao Japonesa do Parana
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Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt ©
Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt
Museu Dinamico Interdisciplinar ©
Museu Dinamico Interdisciplinar
Cáritas Arquidiocesana de Londrina ©