6 days in Rio de Janeiro & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

6 days in Rio de Janeiro & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

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6 days in Rio de Janeiro & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brasilia

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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to MAC Niteroi - Museum of Contemporary Art (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder tool .

Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum

2
nights
Arraial do Cabo

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 7th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, then kick back and relax at Farol Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Americo Vespucio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Casa da Flor, then see the interesting displays at Almirante Paulo Moreira Oceanographic Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arraial do Cabo tour planning site .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Casa da Flor
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church ©
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church
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Casa da Flor

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