10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

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10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

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

5
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.
Sugarloaf Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Chacara do Ceu will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church & Imperial Museum). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, head outdoors with Leblon Beach, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Uruguay, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Armacao dos Buzios.

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Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Forno Beach and Joao Fernandes Beach. Get in touch with nature at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and Geriba Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armacao dos Buzios: Cabo Frio (Praia do Forte & Passagem Neighborhood) and Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia & Obelisco Americo Vespucio). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tartaruga Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, look for gifts at Penelope Bikinis, and stroll through Ferradurinha Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios vacation tool.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

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Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte

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