30 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

30 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio de Janeiro trip planner

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Nova Friburgo
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 13 nights
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Marica
— 4 nights
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Saquarema
— 4 nights
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Arraial do Cabo
— 5 nights

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Nova Friburgo

— 3 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.
Nova Friburgo is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Jardim do Nego, stroll through Parque Ecologico Cao Sentado, make a trip to Praca do Suspiro, and shop like a local with Casa Suica.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nova Friburgo road trip app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nova Friburgo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Nova Friburgo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Rio de Janeiro

— 13 nights

Marvelous City

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 (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planning site.

You can drive from Nova Friburgo to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marica.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Marica

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alto do Gaia in Sao Goncalo (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Pedra do Elefante, take some stellar pictures from Ponta Negra Beach, Head underground at Spar Grotto, and kick back and relax at Jacone Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marica online holiday planner.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Marica in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saquarema.

Things to do in Marica

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Saquarema

— 4 nights
A holiday in Saquarema plants you on a small spit between a gorgeous lagoon and unadulterated ocean.
Explore Saquarema's surroundings by going to Araruama (Seca Beach & Pontinha Beach). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth, kick back and relax at Praia de Itauna, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saquarema trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marica to Saquarema takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Saquarema are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Saquarema

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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Arraial do Cabo

— 5 nights

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.
Arraial do Cabo is known for beaches, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Farol Beach, stroll through Brava Beach, head outdoors with Gruta Azul, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arraial do Cabo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saquarema to Arraial do Cabo in 1.5 hours. April in Arraial do Cabo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.