16 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

16 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Ferry to Niteroi
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Niteroi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petropolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 1 night
Drive
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Mangaratiba
— 1 night
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Presidente Juscelino Kubistschek International Airport

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nights
Niteroi

Smile City

Sitting across Guanabara Bay from the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, the municipality of Niteroi makes up part of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi. There's much more to do: stroll through Costao de Itacoatiara, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante de Boa Viagem, and trek along Pedra do Elefante Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Niteroi holiday planner.

Brasilia to Niteroi is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Niteroi: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Niteroi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

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 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Geriba Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Forte. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Escultura Os Tres Pescadores, then don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, and finally examine the collection at Projeto Coral Vivo.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios road trip planning site.

You can drive from Niteroi to Armacao dos Buzios in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petropolis.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Rua das Pedras ©
Must see
Rua das Pedras
4.6
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
4.6

2
nights
Petropolis

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): visit Orquidario Binot and then explore the striking landscape at Pedra do Sino. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, examine the collection at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cervejaria Bohemia, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Petropolis holiday site.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Petropolis in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Petropolis can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Imperial Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Imperial Museum
4.8

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro journey planning site.

Getting from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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3
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Ilha Grande

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, indulge in some personalized pampering at Namaste Terapias Corporais, kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, and stroll through Praia do Amor.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Pico do Papagaio ©
Mountain
Pico do Papagaio
4.9
Lagoa Azul ©
Beach
Lagoa Azul
4.5

1
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Paraty

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iriri Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paraty attractions planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mangaratiba.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Centro Historico ©
Must see
Centro Historico
4.6

1
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Mangaratiba

A municipality in the State of Rio de Janeiro with an attractive coastline, the resort town of Mangaratiba offers a nice array of large beaches and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Solar do Barao de Sahy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sitio Bom Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Instituto Boto Cinza.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mangaratiba journey maker site.

Getting from Paraty to Mangaratiba by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangaratiba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Instituto Boto Cinza ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Instituto Boto Cinza
4.5

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