9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Boa Viagem
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Caruaru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Cabo de Santo Agostinho
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Olinda
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Recife
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Boa Viagem

Boa Viagem
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boa Viagem trip itinerary builder website .

Rio de Janeiro to Boa Viagem is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for Caruaru on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Boa Viagem

Museums
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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 21st (Thu): hunt for treasures at Feira da Sulanca, then browse the different shops at Caruaru Shopping, then see the interesting displays at Museu Luiz Gonzaga, and finally examine the collection at Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Caruaru route builder .

Getting from Boa Viagem to Caruaru by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Caruaru

Shopping Museums
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Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga

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nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Casa Jerimum, then explore the striking landscape at Outeiro church and panoramic view, then kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and finally look for gifts at Nata Artesanato.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas holiday app .

You can drive from Caruaru to Porto de Galinhas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cabo de Santo Agostinho.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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
night
Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Cabo de Santo Agostinho ©
With a strong tourism industry and a stunning coastline, Cabo De Santo Agostinho keeps visitors busy with a full itinerary of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Shopping Costa Dourada, then visit a coastal fixture at Nazare Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Calhetas.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cabo de Santo Agostinho trip planner .

Cabo de Santo Agostinho is just a short distance from Porto de Galinhas. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olinda.

Things to do in Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Nazare Lighthouse ©
Nazare Lighthouse

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Do Carmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Misericordia Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at N. S. do Rosario dos Homens Pretos de Olinda Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at N. S. do Amparo Church, view the masterpieces at Atelier Vilanova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping Patteo Olinda.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Olinda journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo de Santo Agostinho to Olinda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train 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 Shopping Museums
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Convento de Sao Francisco

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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 27th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Recife Antigo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madre Deus Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Dourada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao dos Militares Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): browse the different shops at RioMar Recife Mall, then examine the collection at Instituto Ricardo Brennand, and then browse the exhibits of Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Recife trip itinerary builder site .

Recife is very close to Olinda. In March in Recife, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

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