28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

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28 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
3
Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi as well as The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Rio Negro Palace Museum, Imperial Museum, &more) and Sao Francisco Beach (in Niteroi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In febrero, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Petropolis, Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armacao dos Buzios: Cabo Frio (Largo de Sao Benedito & Praia do Forte) and Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, stroll through Tartaruga Beach, appreciate the history behind Escultura Os Tres Pescadores, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Armacao dos Buzios trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In marzo, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

6
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
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: stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. In marzo, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach

6
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aparecida (Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo road trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ilha Grande in marzo, things will get a bit cooler in Sao Paulo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Aparecida
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian has been added to your itinerary. Explore Rio de Janeiro further: take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, trek along Morro da Urca, and admire the landmark architecture of Carioca Aqueduct.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in marzo, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niteroi
Highlights from your plan
Leblon Beach ©
Leblon Beach
Ilha Fiscal ©
Ilha Fiscal
Carioca Aqueduct ©
Carioca Aqueduct

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