6 days in Rio de Janeiro & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

6 days in Rio de Janeiro & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio de Janeiro trip builder

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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
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Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Rio de Janeiro. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Arraial do Cabo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Farol Beach and Forno Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, appreciate the history behind Obelisco Americo Vespucio, and take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo route maker site.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, Arraial do Cabo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 3 — 5: