8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Vila Velha
— Few hours
2
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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Vila Velha

Vila Velha ©
Founded in the 1530s, Vila Velha features a modern skyline of tall buildings pressed against the curved coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Shopping Vila Velha, enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent.

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Belo Horizonte to Vila Velha is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Vila Velha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Costa Beach ©
Costa Beach
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent ©
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent
Shopping Vila Velha ©
Shopping Vila Velha

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Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Passarela do Descobrimento, then make a trip to Mucuge Street, and then look for gifts at Terima Kasih. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado and then get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Vila Velha to Porto Seguro by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Passarela do Descobrimento ©
Passarela do Descobrimento

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Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Tamandare and see Carneiros Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas, admire the landmark architecture of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, and sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Porto Seguro to Porto de Galinhas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Porto Seguro in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Recife.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

So Arte, Praia dos Carneiros
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, see the interesting displays at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Jose do Ribamar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, then appreciate the extensive heritage 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 see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Recife trip planner .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Recife by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Recife sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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