7 days in Armacao dos Buzios, Cabo Frio & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

7 days in Armacao dos Buzios, Cabo Frio & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

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7 days in Armacao dos Buzios, Cabo Frio & Arraial do Cabo Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Cabo Frio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Arraial do Cabo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brasilia

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Geriba Beach and Ferradurinha Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Azeda Beach, and cool off at Tartaruga Beach.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios trip maker app .

Brasilia to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brasilia in January, expect Armacao dos Buzios to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cabo Frio.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

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Geriba Beach ©
Geriba Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach
Tartaruga Beach ©
Tartaruga Beach

1
night
Cabo Frio

Cabo Frio ©
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Pero, kick back and relax at Praia das Conchas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Dunas.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cabo Frio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Cabo Frio takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Praia do Pero ©
Praia do Pero

2
nights
Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach, then stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Grande, then enjoy the sand and surf at Farol Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Americo Vespucio.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arraial do Cabo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cabo Frio to Arraial do Cabo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

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