A place in Brazil, Santa Cruz is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Santa Cruz, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Rio De Janeiro. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Rio De Janeiro for its bountiful attractions like Cristo Redentor On Corcovado, Pao De Acucar, Sugarloaf Mountain on your trip to Santa Cruz. Also, to reach Santa Cruz, you'll have to take a flight to Rio De Janeiro; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Santa Cruz.