15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Marica & Saquarema Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Marica & Saquarema Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 9 nights
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Marica
— 2 nights
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Saquarema
— 3 nights

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Rio de Janeiro — 9 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rio de Janeiro, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rio de Janeiro. In April, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Marica.
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Marica — 2 nights

Just 40 km (25 mi) from Rio de Janeiro, the municipality of Marica boasts natural and man-made attractions along its impressive coastline, as well as inland across a lush, varied landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra do Elefante and then take in the awesome beauty at Pedra de Itaocaia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jacone Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Spar Grotto.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marica trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Marica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saquarema.
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Saquarema — 3 nights

A holiday in Saquarema plants you on a small spit between a gorgeous lagoon and unadulterated ocean.
Saquarema is known for beaches, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth, steep yourself in history at Igreja de Nossa Sra. da Conceicao, walk around Praca dos Pescadores, and get great views at Morro da Cruz Viewpoint.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saquarema road trip planning app.

You can drive from Marica to Saquarema in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C.
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