11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
4
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Lima

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Ilha Fiscal and Avenida Atlantica will appeal to history buffs. Visit Pedra do Arpoador and Praia de Ipanema for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Wonderland Sails, look for gifts at Shopping Leblon, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In October in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
We've included these beaches for you: Lopes Mendes Beach and Aventureiro. Escape the urban bustle at Abraaozinho Beach and Santo Antonio Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ilha Grande side-trips: Angra Dos Reis (Igreja Matriz NªSra da Imaculada Conceição & Shopping Piratas). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Ilha Grande.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. October in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Angra Dos Reis
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Assunção - Igreja São Pedro, and then hunt for treasures at Rua Dos Biquinis.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arraial do Cabo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Arraial do Cabo takes 7.5 hours. October in Arraial do Cabo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

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Cabo Frio
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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Geriba Beach and then kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Navegue a Bordo and then make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras

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