8 days in Brasilia, State of Alagoas & State of Pernambuco Itinerary

8 days in Brasilia, State of Alagoas & State of Pernambuco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brasilia
1
Brasilia
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Maceio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brasilia

1
day
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, then admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brasilia trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brasilia. In December, daytime highs in Brasilia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara and then stroll through Praia do Gunga. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach, then browse the different shops at Parque Shopping Maceio, and then kick back and relax at Frances Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maceio driving holiday tool.

Getting from Brasilia to Maceio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Maceio sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia do Gunga, Frances Beach
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Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then stroll through Muro Alto Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

Start your trip to Porto de Galinhas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maceio in December since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

3
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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