8 days in Niteroi, Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

8 days in Niteroi, Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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

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Niteroi

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco Xavier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Itacoatiara, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camboinhas Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Niteroi online travel planner.

Santos to Niteroi is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Niteroi

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Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach
Praia de Itacoatiara ©
Praia de Itacoatiara
Igreja de Sao Francisco Xavier ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco Xavier

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Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©

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 get in some beach time at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and Forno Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Farol Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Arraial do Cabo: Saquarema (Praia de Itauna & Morro da Cruz Viewpoint). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Anjos, appreciate the history behind Obelisco Americo Vespucio, and cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo day trip planner.

Drive from Niteroi to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Arraial do Cabo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

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Rio de Janeiro

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.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra do Sal, then trek along Pedra da Gavea, and finally take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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