10 days in Armacao dos Buzios & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

10 days in Armacao dos Buzios & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Armacao dos Buzios
Armacao dos Buzios
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Armacao dos Buzios

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.
Get in touch with nature at Geriba Beach and Forno Beach. Relax by the water at Farol Beach and Praia do Forte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armacao dos Buzios: Arraial do Cabo (Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, &more) and Cabo Frio (Praia das Dunas & Museu de Arte Religiosa e Tradicional). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao Fernandes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandinho Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios online itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, then stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach, and finally get great views at Morro da Urca.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro holiday builder tool.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador