4 days in Petropolis Itinerary

4 days in Petropolis Itinerary

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4 days in Petropolis Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
bus + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
— 3 nights
bus + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro


Petropolis ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra & Praia de Itacoatiara) and Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos (in Teresopolis). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, make a trip to Crystal Palace, and contemplate the long history of La Grande Vallee.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Petropolis trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Petropolis

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niteroi, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©
Praia de Itacoatiara ©
Praia de Itacoatiara