15 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

15 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Petropolis
— 1 night
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Baghdad

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Rio de Janeiro

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leblon Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Baghdad in April, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ilha Grande

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Paraty

— 3 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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Centro Historico, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aecio Sarti, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Paraty travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Petropolis.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Petropolis

— 1 night

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis and then examine the collection at Imperial Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Petropolis itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Petropolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petropolis

Museums · Shopping

State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.