11 days in Arraial do Cabo & Porto Seguro Itinerary

11 days in Arraial do Cabo & Porto Seguro Itinerary

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11 days in Arraial do Cabo & Porto Seguro Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Drive:  2​h
Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Porto Seguro
— 7 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, kick back and relax at Farol Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, and take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Porto Seguro is known for beaches, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mucuge Street, get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado, and stroll through Coroa Vermelha Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arraial do Cabo to Porto Seguro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Passarela do Descobrimento ©
Passarela do Descobrimento
Praia do Espelho ©
Praia do Espelho
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Centro Historico