17 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

17 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo
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Arraial do Cabo
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Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

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.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In August, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Visit Iporanga e das Conchas Beach and Juquehy Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paulista Avenue and Museu do Futebol. Take a break from Sao Paulo with a short trip to Skydiving in Boituva, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church, and take a stroll through Liberdade.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo visit planning app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Sao Paulo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©

Diving Capital

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and Praia dos Anjos. Take a break from the city and head to Farol Beach and Praia Grande. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Forno Beach, cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, appreciate the history behind Obelisco Americo Vespucio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Arraial do Cabo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Arraial do Cabo. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Igreja de Santo Inacio. Visiting Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. See even more of Rio de Janeiro: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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