15 days in Itacare & Campos dos Goytacazes Itinerary

15 days in Itacare & Campos dos Goytacazes Itinerary

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15 days in Itacare & Campos dos Goytacazes Itinerary

Start: Macae
Bus + Tram + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
Campos dos Goytacazes
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Macae


Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Bring the kids along to Prainha Beach and Taipus de Fora Beach. Explore Itacare's surroundings by going to Farol (in Marau), Ilheus (Centro Cultural Bataclan, Praia Dos Milionarios, & more) and Barra Grande (Ilha do Sapinho & Barra Grande Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach, don't miss a visit to Passarela da Vila, take some stellar pictures from Ponta do Xareu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Engenhoca Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Itacare holiday planner .

Macae to Itacare is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Macae, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Itacare, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Campos dos Goytacazes.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ilheus, Barra Grande, Marau
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Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

Campos dos Goytacazes

Campos dos Goytacazes ©
Campos dos Goytacazes is a municipality located in the northern area of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, with a population of 472,300 inhabitants.LocationCampos dos Goytacazes has an area of 4,032 km², which makes it the largest municipality in the state by area, and its elevation is 14 m. Family-friendly places like Guriri Beach and Lagoa Doce Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Campos dos Goytacazes side-trips: Sao Joao Da Barra (Atafona Beach & Grussai Beach), Igreja Matriz De Sao Fidelis (in Sao Fidelis) and Carapebus Beach (in Quissama). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Cidade da Crianca, take a peaceful walk through Manoel Cartucho Forest, look for gifts at Boulevard Shopping Campos, and head outdoors with Morro do Itaoca.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Campos dos Goytacazes online route planner .

You can drive from Itacare to Campos dos Goytacazes in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Campos dos Goytacazes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Francisco De Itabapoana, Sao Joao Da Barra, Igreja Matriz De Sao Fidelis, Carapebus Beach
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Grussai Beach ©
Grussai Beach
Lagoa Doce Beach ©
Lagoa Doce Beach
Atafona Beach ©
Atafona Beach