Route & dates
31 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary
Fly: 7h 15min
Recife— 8 nights
Fly: 2h 45min
Fernando de Noronha— 7 nights
Fly + taxi: 3h
Olinda— 7 nights
Drive: 1h 30min
Porto de Galinhas— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly: 8h
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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.Do your shopping at Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco Unidade Recife and RioMar Recife Mall. Appreciate the collections at Museu Cais do Sertao and Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. Change things up with these side-trips from Recife: Piedade Beach (in Jaboatao dos Guararapes), Forte Orange Beach (in Ilha de Itamaraca) and Parque Ecologico Da Serra Negra (in Bezerros). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Madre Deus Church, see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Correios, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Recife online attractions planner .
Maringa to Recife is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Maringa in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Recife. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.
Things to do in Recife
Forte Orange Beach, Piedade Beach, Parque Ecologico Da Serra Negra
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Fernando de Noronha
Emerald of the Atlantic
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela de Sao Pedro and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. You'll explore and learn at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.
For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha day trip site .
Traveling by flight from Recife to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. Traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olinda.
Things to do in Fernando de Noronha
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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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atelier Vilanova and Atelier Di Farias. Relax by the water at Praia de Tambaba and Carapibus Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olinda: Conde (Praia da Barra do Graú & Coqueirinho Beach) and Praia Bela (in Pitimbu). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at N. S. do Amparo Church, get into the urban bustle at Classic Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Olinda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Olinda in 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Olinda, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Olinda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.
Things to do in Olinda
Conde, Praia Bela
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Porto de Galinhas
Hawaii of the Atlantic
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.Get some cultural insight at So Arte and Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados. Explore hidden gems such as Serrambi Beach and River Maracaipe tour. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Praia de Calhetas in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and identify plant and animal life at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas online trip itinerary builder .
You can drive from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In August in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Porto de Galinhas
Ipojuca, Praia de Calhetas, So Arte
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