14 days in Alto Paraiso de Goias, Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

14 days in Alto Paraiso de Goias, Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

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Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 4 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly

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Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 4 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cachoeira Carioquinhas and Macaquinho waterfall. Explore Alto Paraiso de Goias' surroundings by going to Sol Beach (in Minacu) and Cavalcante (Kalunga Community, Cachoeira Candaru, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Almecegas II, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias online travel route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Alto Paraiso de Goias is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Dona Marta, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then kick back and relax at Reserva Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Armacao dos Buzios

— 2 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Rio de Janeiro.
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

You've added Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Leblon Beach, Vista Chinesa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Enjoy Rio de Janeiro some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro journey planner.

Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Waterfalls · National Parks
Inscribed on the World Heritage List as one of the world's oldest and staggeringly diverse ecosystems, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park occupies an ancient plateau developed over the last 2 billion years. A tour of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park leads visitors across landscapes that include dense forests, mighty waterfalls, wild canyons, and high-altitude cerrado (tropical savannah). Vacations in Chapado dos Veadeiros National Park are hugely popular with ecotourists, who base their adventures in gateway towns Sao Jorge or Alto Paraiso de Goias. From one of those two centers nature-lovers can easily access the protected wilderness areas, ideal for hiking, rappelling, and canyoning.