10 days in Brazil Itinerary

10 days in Brazil Itinerary

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10 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Boa Viagem
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Caruaru
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Olinda
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Cabo de Santo Agostinho
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cuiaba
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Boa Viagem

Boa Viagem
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boa Viagem trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Boa Viagem is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Boa Viagem, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Caruaru on the 19th (Tue).

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 20th (Wed): browse the different shops at Caruaru Shopping, examine the collection at Museu do Barro e Museu do Forro, then examine the collection at Museu Luiz Gonzaga, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Sulanca.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caruaru trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Boa Viagem to Caruaru takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Olinda.

Things to do in Caruaru

Shopping Museums
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Feira da Sulanca ©
Feira da Sulanca
Museu Luiz Gonzaga ©
Museu Luiz Gonzaga

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Recife Antigo and Capela Dourada. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at RioMar Recife Mall and Atelier Vilanova. Change things up with these side-trips from Olinda: Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Gilberto Freyre Foundation, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Olinda online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Caruaru to Olinda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caruaru to Olinda due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Olinda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabo de Santo Agostinho.

Things to do in Olinda

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Recife
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Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©
Recife Antigo ©
Recife Antigo

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Nazare Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Calhetas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cabo de Santo Agostinho day trip planning site .

You can drive from Olinda to Cabo de Santo Agostinho in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at 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 where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas sightseeing planning website .

Porto de Galinhas is just a stone's throw from Cabo de Santo Agostinho. March in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cuiaba.

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

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Cuiaba

Cuiaba ©
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cuiaba is now a modern state capital boasting an impressive skyline of modern buildings and serving as a major commercial center in this part of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Bom Despacho Church, contemplate the long history of Our Lady of Rosario and Sao Benedito Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chuurch of Nossa Senhora da Guia, and finally listen to music at Serviço Social do Comércio-SESC-Arsenal. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basílica do Senhor Bom Jesus de Cuiabá, and then explore the galleries of N...art"s.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuiaba trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Cuiaba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Cuiaba is minus 1 hour. In March in Cuiaba, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Varzea Grande
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Chuurch of Nossa Senhora da Guia ©
Chuurch of Nossa Senhora da Guia
Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro ©
Capela Santa Rita de Cassia Centro

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