Route & dates
Fly + Drive: 21 h
Armacao dos Buzios— 3 nights
Drive: 4 h 30 min
Visconde de Maua— 2 nights
Drive: 4 h 15 min
Paraty— 4 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Ilha Grande— 3 nights
Fly + Train: 20 h 45 min
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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.Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia das Conchas and Praia do Pero. Visiting Joao Fernandinho Beach and Azedinha Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo Frio (Praia das Dunas & Prainha) and Arraial do Cabo (Speed Boats Tours, Prainha, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mirante de Joao Fernandes and appreciate the history behind Escultura Os Tres Pescadores.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip app.
Bristol, UK to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Armacao dos Buzios is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Visconde de Maua.
Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
Cabo Frio, Arraial do Cabo
Visconde de Maua
Visconde de Maua serves as a series of three remote valley towns barely connected to the surrounding region.Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Marimbondo Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Escorrega Waterfall, and then head outdoors with Pocao Da Maromba. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Vale do Alcantilado and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional do Itatiaia.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Visconde de Maua travel planner.
Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Visconde de Maua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Visconde de Maua can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paraty.
Things to do in Visconde de Maua
Parque Nacional do Itatiaia
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.Step off the beaten path and head to Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Pedra Que Engole. Visiting Cachoeira do Toboga and Meio Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Praia do Cepilho, make a trip to Mini Royal Road, admire the sheer force of Poco dos Ingleses, and step off the mainland to explore Botinas Island.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary planner.
You can drive from Visconde de Maua to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
Things to do in Paraty
Angra Dos Reis
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.Step out of the city life by going to Lagoa Azul and Praia Preta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parnaioca Beach, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande driving holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Ilha Grande
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