9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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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
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.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Paco Alfandega Recife, kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Recife.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Recife trip maker site.

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olinda.

Things to do in Recife

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Boa Viagem Beach ©
Boa Viagem Beach
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Astronomical Observatory in Alto da Se and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanato da Se. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, thenexamine the collection at Museu do Mamulengo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Olinda trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Recife to Olinda in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time 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), contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados, get great views at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro, and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Olinda to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caruaru.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Piscinas Naturais de 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino e Atelie Severino Vitalino, take a stroll through Alto do Moura, thenhunt for treasures at Feira de Caruaru, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Luiz Gonzaga.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Caruaru travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Caruaru takes 2.5 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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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