13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

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13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Drive:  3​h
1
Ubatuba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mangaratiba
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Cabo Frio
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Prumirim Beach and then kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Villa Guarani and then stroll through Domingas Dias Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba trip planner .

Sao Paulo to Ubatuba is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Meio Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco, and then make a trip to Centro Historico. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca, then sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paraty trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mangaratiba.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach

3
nights
Mangaratiba

Mangaratiba ©
A municipality in the State of Rio de Janeiro with an attractive coastline, the resort town of Mangaratiba offers a nice array of large beaches and historical sites.
Visit Lopes Mendes Beach and Caxadaco Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Mangaratiba: Ilha Grande (Lagoa Azul, Feiticeira Beach, & more). It doesn't end there: stroll through Sitio Bom Beach.

Make your Mangaratiba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Paraty to Mangaratiba in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mangaratiba can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Mangaratiba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ilha Grande
Highlights from your plan
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach

2
nights
Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Farol Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and then stroll through Forno Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arraial do Cabo trip website .

Getting from Mangaratiba to Arraial do Cabo by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cabo Frio.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

1
night
Cabo Frio

Cabo Frio ©
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Pero, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Conchas, and then don't miss a visit to Largo de Sao Benedito.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cabo Frio trip itinerary app .

Drive from Arraial do Cabo to Cabo Frio in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cabo Frio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Praia do Pero ©
Praia do Pero

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Geriba Beach and Tartaruga Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradura Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip planner .

You can drive from Cabo Frio to Armacao dos Buzios in an hour. In January in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach

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