4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Balneario Camboriu Itinerary

4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Balneario Camboriu Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
2
Balneario Camboriu
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Head to Shopping Leblon and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinasfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

1
night
Balneario Camboriu

Balneario Camboriu ©
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
On the 9th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Passeio San Miguel, enjoy the sand and surf at Itapema Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Laranjeiras, and finally look for gifts at Balneario Shopping.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Balneario Camboriu trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Balneario Camboriu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you will find days in Balneario Camboriu are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Itapema Beach
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Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras
Balneario Shopping ©
Balneario Shopping
Passeio San Miguel ©
Passeio San Miguel

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