Route & dates
Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly: 4 h 45 min
Recife— 2 nights
Fly: 1 h 30 min
Fernando de Noronha— 2 nights
Fly: 7 h
End: Rio de Janeiro
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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.Relax by the water at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Muro Alto 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.
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Rio de Janeiro to Recife is an approximately 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 travel to Fernando de Noronha.
Things to do in Recife
Porto de Galinhas
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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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, then examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and finally see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, examine the collection at Shark Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.
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You can fly from Recife to Fernando de Noronha in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Things to do in Fernando de Noronha
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