31 days in Brazil Itinerary

31 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil travel planner

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Cabo Frio
— 10 nights
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Rio das Ostras
— 6 nights
Drive
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Macae
— 5 nights
Drive
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Muriae
— 9 nights

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Cabo Frio

— 10 nights
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo Frio: Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, Farol Beach, &more) and Armacao dos Buzios (Ferradura Beach, Rua das Pedras, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Forte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Conchas, admire all the interesting features of San Matheus Fort, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Frio trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cabo Frio. May in Cabo Frio sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rio das Ostras.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rio das Ostras

— 6 nights
Flush with fantastic beaches, Rio das Ostras is gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming coastal getaway.
Step out of Rio das Ostras with an excursion to Praca do Suspiro in Nova Friburgo--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mar do Norte Beach, explore the activities along Ostras River, make a trip to Costa Azul, and step off the mainland to explore Trinta Reis Island.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio das Ostras vacation site.

Traveling by car from Cabo Frio to Rio das Ostras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rio das Ostras can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Macae on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Rio das Ostras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Macae

— 5 nights

Little Princess of the Atlantic

A fast growing municipality at the center of Brazil's oil production, Macae has more to offer visitors than stories about black gold.
Macae is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pecado Beach, deepen your knowledge of military history at Marshal Hermes Fort, examine the collection at Solar dos Mellos, and explore the activities along Imboassica Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Macae online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rio das Ostras to Macae in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Macae are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Muriae.

Things to do in Macae

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Muriae

— 9 nights
MuriaƩ is a municipality in southeast Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Explore Muriae's surroundings by going to Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (in Araponga), Cataguases (Santa Rita de Cassia Shrine & Praca Santa Rita) and Catedral de Sao Sebastiao (in Leopoldina). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cultural Space Luciano Bastos, pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Antonio Church, don't miss a visit to Praca Joao Pinheiro, and explore the galleries of Memorial da Fundacao Cristiano Varella.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Muriae road trip planning tool.

Drive from Macae to Muriae in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Muriae are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C.

Things to do in Muriae

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.