13 days in Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

13 days in Rio de Janeiro & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 9 nights
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more), Sant’Ana Chapel (in Guapimirim) and Castelo de Itaipava (in Itaipava). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Itauna, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Copacabana Beach ©
Must see
Copacabana Beach
4.3
Praia de Ipanema
Must see
Praia de Ipanema
4.4

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Armacao dos Buzios

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Joao Fernandes Beach, then kick back and relax at Geriba Beach, and then explore the galleries of Atelie Ivone R. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, then stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Assunção - Igreja São Pedro.

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Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Geriba Beach ©
Must see
Geriba Beach
4.4

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