15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Arraial do Cabo & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Arraial do Cabo & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

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15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Arraial do Cabo & Armacao dos Buzios Itinerary

Start: Luanda
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Armacao dos Buzios
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Luanda

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to see Imperial Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website .

Luanda, Angola to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Luanda to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
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.
Arraial do Cabo is known for beaches, outdoors, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, kick back and relax at Farol Beach, cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arraial do Cabo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

5
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.
Step out of Armacao dos Buzios to go to Cabo Frio and see Praia do Forte, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Azedinha Beach, and kick back and relax at Joao Fernandes Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios journey website .

You can take a bus from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach

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