9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Recife
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Olinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Caruaru
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cuiaba

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 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, then get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Paco Alfandega Recife, enjoy the sand and surf at Boa Viagem Beach, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Recife.

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Cuiaba to Recife is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuiaba to Recife, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Recife

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Astronomical Observatory in Alto da Se and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Alto da Se Handicraft Market. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, examine the collection at Museu do Mamulengo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olinda trip planner.

Olinda is very close to Recife. In March in Olinda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the gorgeous colors at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas route app .

You can drive from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caruaru.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas ©
Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino e Atelie Severino Vitalino, then wander the streets of Alto do Moura, then hunt for treasures at Feira de Caruaru, and finally examine the collection at Museu Luiz Gonzaga.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Caruaru trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Caruaru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caruaru

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Alto do Moura ©
Alto do Moura
Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga

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