15 days in Petropolis, Teresopolis & Nova Friburgo Itinerary

15 days in Petropolis, Teresopolis & Nova Friburgo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner

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Petropolis
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Teresopolis
— 4 nights
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Nova Friburgo
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Petropolis

— 4 nights

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Petropolis is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Imperial Museum, look for gifts at Castanha Castor, make a trip to Crystal Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Itaipava.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Petropolis. In March, daily temperatures in Petropolis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Teresopolis.

Things to do in Petropolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Teresopolis

— 4 nights
Set in a mountainous region within the state of Rio de Janeiro, Teresopolis gives visitors dramatic landscapes and mountain hikes.
Go for a jaunt from Teresopolis to Niteroi to see Costao de Itacoatiara about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dedo de Deus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Paquequer Church, admire the natural beauty at Arabotanica, and make a trip to Fonte Judith.

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Drive from Petropolis to Teresopolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Teresopolis, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nova Friburgo.

Things to do in Teresopolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Nova Friburgo

— 6 nights
Founded by Swiss colonists in the image of their homeland, Nova Friburgo stands as a monument to Brazil's diverse ethnic heritage and entices visitors with its notable natural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Costazul (in Rio das Ostras) and Rancho Recanto da Rocha (in Bom Jardim). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Nova Friburgo Country Club, make a trip to Praca do Suspiro, head outdoors with Cachoeira Sao Jose, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ecologico Cao Sentado.

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You can drive from Teresopolis to Nova Friburgo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus.

Things to do in Nova Friburgo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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