5 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary

5 days in State of Pernambuco Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha
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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.
Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. For shopping fun, head to Feira de Artesanato or RioMar Recife Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Recife: Porto de Galinhas (Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas & Nata Artesanato). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute and appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Recife trip itinerary builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro to Recife is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October since evenings lows in Recife dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Fernando de Noronha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and then see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, then see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning site.

You can fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Recife to Fernando de Noronha. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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State of Pernambuco travel guide

Beaches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Home to a World Heritage-listed city that's considered one of the oldest European settlements on the continent, State of Pernambuco manages to preserve much of its colonial architecture and atmosphere despite modern developments. Big urban centers contain the majority of State of Pernambuco tourist attractions, which include landmark churches built in the early 16th century. A melting pot of African, European, and indigenous cultures, the region boasts a varied musical scene, drawing travelers interested in taking culturally enriching holidays in State of Pernambuco. Away from its major urban centers, the region boasts a relatively short but appealing coastline dotted with sandy beaches and lapped by surfing waves.