6 days in Recife & Natal Itinerary

6 days in Recife & Natal Itinerary

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6 days in Recife & Natal Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Recife
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Natal
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento of Aviators. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero, get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Recife travel planner .

New York City, USA to Recife is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Recife at 84°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Reis Magos Fortress, explore the striking landscape at Dunas de Genipabu, and then don't miss a visit to Ponte Newton Navarro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cajueiro de Pirangi, then admire all the interesting features of Arena das Dunas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Camara Cascudo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natal road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Recife to Natal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Dunas de Genipabu ©
Dunas de Genipabu
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Cajueiro de Pirangi ©
Cajueiro de Pirangi

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