10 days in Cuiaba, Porto de Galinhas & Boa Viagem Itinerary

10 days in Cuiaba, Porto de Galinhas & Boa Viagem Itinerary

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10 days in Cuiaba, Porto de Galinhas & Boa Viagem Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Cuiaba
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
2
Porto de Galinhas
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Boa Viagem
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Tia Nair. Step out of Cuiaba with an excursion to Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park in Chapada dos Guimaraes--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Serviço Social do Comércio-SESC-Arsenal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Bom Despacho Church, stroll through Mae Bonifacia Park, and browse the collection at Estevao Mendonca Public State Library.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cuiaba online vacation builder .

Rio de Janeiro to Cuiaba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cuiaba. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Cuiaba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park
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Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park ©
Parque Tia Nair ©
Parque Tia Nair

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Attractions like Muro Alto Beach and Carneiros Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Maragogi (Maragogi Beach & Zoologico Pet Silvestre). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cuiaba to Porto de Galinhas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boa Viagem.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maragogi, Carneiros Beach, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

1
day
Boa Viagem

Boa Viagem
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boa Viagem road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Porto de Galinhas to Boa Viagem with the Route module. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boa Viagem

Museums
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