9 days in Rio de Janeiro, Armacao dos Buzios & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

9 days in Rio de Janeiro, Armacao dos Buzios & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Armacao dos Buzios
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Arraial do Cabo
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Rio de Janeiro
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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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. You'll set off for Armacao dos Buzios on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors
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Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Armacao dos Buzios is known for beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandinho Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Azedinha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, and then kick back and relax at Praia Grande.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arraial do Cabo day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll around Parque Lage, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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