5 days in State of Pernambuco & Maceio Itinerary

5 days in State of Pernambuco & Maceio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  7 h
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Maceio
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, then kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste. On your second day here, examine the collection at Shark Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, then steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally explore the ancient world of Ruínas do Antigo Presídio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 7- hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro

1
night
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll through Muro Alto Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, then hunt for treasures at Feira de Artesanato, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Jerimum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas. In October in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Nata Artesanato ©
Nata Artesanato

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night
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach, then stroll through Praia de Pajucara, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato da Pajucara.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maceio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Maceio, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach
Feira de Artesanato da Pajucara ©
Feira de Artesanato da Pajucara

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