Great Day Trips to Explore Within Two Hours from Rio de Janeiro

Niterói, Petrópolis, Teresópolis, and Ilha de Paquetá are all within easy reach of any resident of Rio, and yet they each offer a completely different experience from the hustle and bustle of the Cidade Maravilhosa.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With spring finally here, it’s time to get out and about and exploring not just the city of Rio but some places nearby that make for a day adventure. Each of these four destinations is easily reachable by car or public transport within two hours.

For a quick day out from Rio, the obvious choice is Niterói. The city is . . .

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