10 days in Recife, Porto de Galinhas & Maceio Itinerary

10 days in Recife, Porto de Galinhas & Maceio Itinerary

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Recife
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Porto de Galinhas
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Maceio
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Recife — 1 night

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 (Sat): look for gifts at Plaza Shopping Casa Forte and then get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Vilanova. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, then buy something for everyone on your list at RioMar Recife Mall, and then take a stroll around Centro Cultural dos Correios.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Recife visit app.

Vitoria to Recife is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vitoria in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Recife, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto de Galinhas.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Porto de Galinhas — 5 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. For shopping fun, head to Nata Artesanato or Atelie Gilberto Carcara. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Recife to Porto de Galinhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Maceio.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Maceio — 3 nights

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Gunga and Frances Beach. Head to Feira de Artesanato da Pajucara and Parque Shopping Maceiofor some retail therapy. It doesn't end there: stroll through Praia de Pajucara and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipioca.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maceio road trip app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maceio when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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