9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Salvador
1
Olinda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ilha de Itamaraca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sao Miguel dos Milagres
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Piacabucu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Salvador

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, get curious at Espaco Ciencia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachakaria Destak.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olinda visit planner .

Salvador to Olinda is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ilha de Itamaraca.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ipojuca, Porto de Galinhas, Praia dos Carneiros
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

1
night
Ilha de Itamaraca

Ilha de Itamaraca ©
Once a battleground for skirmishes between Dutch and Portuguese forces, Ilha de Itamaraca now serves as a picturesque beach resort.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Forte de Santa Cruz de Itamaraca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forno da Cal Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sossego.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ilha de Itamaraca trip planner .

You can drive from Olinda to Ilha de Itamaraca in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ilha de Itamaraca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Ilha de Itamaraca

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Forno da Cal Beach ©
Forno da Cal Beach
Praia do Sossego ©
Praia do Sossego
Forte de Santa Cruz de Itamaraca ©
Forte de Santa Cruz de Itamaraca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and finally examine the collection at Museu da Policia Militar de Pernambuco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Praia De Maracaipe and then stroll through Muro Alto Beach.

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You can drive from Ilha de Itamaraca to Recife in 1.5 hours. In December in Recife, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

Things to do in Recife

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto de Galinhas
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Praia De Maracaipe ©
Praia De Maracaipe
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach

1
night
Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
A tranquil enclave of the Coral Coast, Sao Miguel Milagres offers postcard-worthy scenes of white sand, swaying palm trees, and clear waters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Toque Beach, then stop by Sandalia do Lima, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

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You can drive from Recife to Sao Miguel dos Milagres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Recife in December, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Sao Miguel dos Milagres. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Piacabucu.

Things to do in Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Sandalia do Lima ©
Sandalia do Lima

1
night
Piacabucu

Piacabucu ©
Located on the mouth of the Sao Francisco River, Piacabucu offers delightful tropical scenery and a genuine Brazilian coastal town atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Sao Francisco Museum and then head outdoors with Foz do Rio Sao Francisco.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Piacabucu route builder .

Traveling by car from Sao Miguel dos Milagres to Piacabucu takes 4 hours. December in Piacabucu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Piacabucu

Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sao Francisco Museum
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Foz do Rio Sao Francisco ©
Foz do Rio Sao Francisco