13 days in Brazil Itinerary

13 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil visit planner

Make it your trip
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Ubatuba
— 1 night
Drive
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Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mangaratiba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabo Frio
— 1 night
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Ubatuba

— 1 night

Surf Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Prumirim Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Itamambuca Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Villa Guarani and then stroll through Domingas Dias Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ubatuba trip planning site.

Sao Paulo to Ubatuba is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Paraty

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Meio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, and then wander the streets of Centro Historico. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca, then sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paraty online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mangaratiba.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Mangaratiba

— 3 nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lagoa Azul and Lopes Mendes Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangaratiba: Ilha Grande (Caxadaco Beach, Feiticeira Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sitio Bom Beach.

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Getting from Paraty to Mangaratiba by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mangaratiba can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Mangaratiba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Farol Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and then kick back and relax at Forno Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arraial do Cabo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mangaratiba to Arraial do Cabo in 4 hours. In January in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabo Frio.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Cabo Frio

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

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cabo Frio road trip planning website.

Cabo Frio is very close to Arraial do Cabo. In January, daytime highs in Cabo Frio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Armacao dos Buzios

— 3 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Visit Joao Fernandes Beach and Ferradurinha Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geriba Beach, kick back and relax at Tartaruga Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo Frio to Armacao dos Buzios takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.