9 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

9 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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9 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Car+Ferry:  4​h
2
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
End: Brasilia

1
night
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.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder website .

Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Brasilia - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toIlha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lopes Mendes Beach and Lagoa Azul. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aqueduto da Ilha Grande and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Ceu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Una Dive, then wander the streets of Centro Historico, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco and then take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paraty road trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Tomorrow as well as Pepe Beach. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, engage your brain at Museum of Tomorrow, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pepe Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Vermelha Beach, then explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach
Leblon Beach ©
Leblon Beach