9 days in Armacao dos Buzios & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

9 days in Armacao dos Buzios & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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9 days in Armacao dos Buzios & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 45​min
1
Armacao dos Buzios
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Montevideo

5
nights
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.
Head to Rua Dos Biquinis and Penelope Bikinisfor plenty of shopping. Visit Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and Forno Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Armacao dos Buzios: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo) and Cabo Frio (Largo de Sao Benedito & Praia do Forte). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Geriba Beach, stroll through Ferradurinha Beach, explore the striking landscape of Reserva Serra das Emerencias, and make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary maker app .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Montevideo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Armacao dos Buzios, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Shopping Leblon and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Carioca, browse the exhibits of Espaco GaleRio, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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