18 days in State of Rio de Janeiro & Ubatuba Itinerary

18 days in State of Rio de Janeiro & Ubatuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Penedo
— 2 nights
2
Visconde de Maua
— 4 nights
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
4
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
5
Paraty
— 3 nights
6
Ubatuba
— 2 nights

2
nights
Penedo

Penedo ©
Right next to one of Brazil's main national parks, Penedo represents the first Finnish colony in the country, established by immigrants in the 1920s.
You've now added Pequena Finlandia to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at Pequena Finlandia.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Penedo tour itinerary planner.

Sao Jose Dos Campos to Penedo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Visconde de Maua.

Things to do in Penedo

Shopping
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Pequena Finlandia ©
Pequena Finlandia

4
nights
Visconde de Maua

Visconde de Maua ©
Visconde de Maua serves as a series of three remote valley towns barely connected to the surrounding region.
Get in touch with nature at Escorrega Waterfall and Pedra Selada Peak. There's much more to do: get outside with Cachoeira De Santa Clara, admire the sheer force of Toca da Raposa, browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Visconde de Maua, and stop by Chez Marie.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Visconde de Maua sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Penedo to Visconde de Maua by car takes about an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Visconde de Maua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Visconde de Maua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional do Itatiaia
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Escorrega Waterfall ©
Escorrega Waterfall
Parque Nacional do Itatiaia ©
Parque Nacional do Itatiaia
Pedra Selada Peak ©
Pedra Selada Peak

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally stroll through Copacabana Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Visconde de Maua to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Visconde de Maua in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

4
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aqueduto and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Visit Lopes Mendes Beach and Lagoa Azul for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraaozinho Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planner.

You can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

3
nights
Paraty

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Cachadaco and Lula Beach. Get in touch with nature at Meio Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Centro Historico, make a trip to Mini Royal Road, take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, and explore the activities along Paraty Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paraty travel app.

Traveling by car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach

2
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Toninhas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Domingas Dias Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo Arautos do Evangelho.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba trip builder.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Ubatuba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Praia das Toninhas ©
Praia das Toninhas
Castelo Arautos do Evangelho ©
Castelo Arautos do Evangelho