9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
3
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Paraty
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— Few hours
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos, then kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, and then make a trip to Rua das Pedras. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at San Matheus Fort, then kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sant'Ana.

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Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

San Matheus Fort
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach

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nights
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.
Visit Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, then kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Amor, then enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, and finally explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach

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night
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 22nd (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Remedies, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paraty online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Church of Our Lady of Remedies ©
Church of Our Lady of Remedies

few
hours
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nightlife Shopping
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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©
Escadaria Selaron ©
Escadaria Selaron
Lapa e Arte ©
Lapa e Arte

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