13 days in Rio de Janeiro, Paraty & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

13 days in Rio de Janeiro, Paraty & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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13 days in Rio de Janeiro, Paraty & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ubatuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sao Sebastiao
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Brotas
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: London

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boulevard Olimpico and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Claudio Coutinho Trail and Instituto Moreira Salles. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Brasil Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, and take in the pleasant sights at Avenida Atlantica.

Plan my day in Rio de Janeiro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from London in November, expect Rio de Janeiro to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Boulevard Olimpico ©
Boulevard Olimpico
Urca ©
Urca

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 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava or Joatinga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sono Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Mamangua Beach, and finally make a trip to Mini Royal Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vermelha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lula Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Mini Royal Road ©
Mini Royal Road

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Domingas Dias Beach, then kick back and relax at Prumirim Beach, and then kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Felix Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas, then kick back and relax at Praia do Lazaro, and finally stroll through Ilha Anchieta.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba travel app .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Ubatuba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach
Praia das Toninhas ©
Praia das Toninhas

1
night
Sao Sebastiao

Sao Sebastiao ©
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Camburi Beach, then kick back and relax at Juquehy Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia da Baleia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pauba Beach.

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You can drive from Ubatuba to Sao Sebastiao in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Sao Sebastiao is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Sao Sebastiao are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Praia da Baleia ©
Praia da Baleia

2
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach, hike along Bonete Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cabras Island. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gato Waterfall, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Pedra do Sino.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ilhabela online travel route builder .

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brotas.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach

2
nights
Brotas

Brotas ©
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Parque dos Saltos, then stroll around Recanto das Cachoeiras, then look for gifts at Casa da Cachaca, and finally identify plant and animal life at Areia que Canta.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brotas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Brotas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Brotas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Recanto das Cachoeiras ©
Recanto das Cachoeiras
Parque dos Saltos ©
Parque dos Saltos
Casa da Cachaca ©
Casa da Cachaca

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