8 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

8 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio de Janeiro trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Paraty
— 1 day
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
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Paraty

— 1 day
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, then steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty planner.

Itaperuna to Paraty is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ilha Grande

— 3 nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with Aquamarina Mergulho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraaozinho Beach, kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Rio de Janeiro

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

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You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Armacao dos Buzios

— 1 night

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Geriba Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandes Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and finally make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios journey maker tool.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.