19 days in Petropolis & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

19 days in Petropolis & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Petropolis
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
— 16 nights

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Petropolis

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 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Petropolis, see the interesting displays at Imperial Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria Bohemia, then see the interesting displays at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, and finally view the masterpieces at Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Petropolis road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Petropolis

Trails · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
You've added Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Maracanã, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more) and Niteroi (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Parque da Cidade, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Petropolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips