9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Recife
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Caruaru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Olinda
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Recife
— 2 nights
End: Recife

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Caruaru

Caruaru ©
Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): have fun at Clube de Tiro do Agreste and then take a stroll through Alto do Moura.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Caruaru day trip planning site .

Recife to Caruaru is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Recife to Caruaru, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Caruaru

Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alto do Moura ©
Alto do Moura

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Visit Outeiro church and panoramic view and Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados and Atelie Gilberto Carcara. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Tamandare (Carneiros Beach & Capela de Sao Benedito). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill, browse the exhibits of So Arte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip website .

You can drive from Caruaru to Porto de Galinhas in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Caruaru to Porto de Galinhas is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olinda.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamandare, So Arte, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

2
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
Displaying some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, the World Heritage-listed city of Olinda has long served as a hub for artists and bohemians.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Do Carmo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at N. S. do Rosario dos Homens Pretos de Olinda Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at N. S. do Amparo Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Misericordia Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Cruz dos Milagre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Dos Santos Cosme & Damiao.

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You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Olinda in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Olinda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Igarassu
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, then get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Madre Deus Church. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Jose do Ribamar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Recife online tour planner .

Recife is just a short distance from Olinda. In March, daytime highs in Recife are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

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

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