10 days in Rio de Janeiro, Reserva do Iguacu & Tijucas Itinerary

10 days in Rio de Janeiro, Reserva do Iguacu & Tijucas Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly to Juvenal Loureiro Cardoso Airport, Drive to Reserva do Iguacu
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Reserva do Iguacu
— 1 day
Drive
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Tijucas
— 1 day
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Rome

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Rio de Janeiro

— 5 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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, see where the action happens at Maracanã, and don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary tool.

Rome, Italy to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Rome in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reserva do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Reserva do Iguacu

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Regional do Iguacu Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reserva do Iguacu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Reserva do Iguacu. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tijucas.

Things to do in Reserva do Iguacu

Museums
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Tijucas

— 1 day
Tidy, historical, and picturesque, Tijucas has a quaint, colonial feel that it gains from its old-style architecture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Tijucas, then pause for some photo ops at Dino Tijucas, then examine the collection at Tijucas Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Canto dos Ganchos Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tijucas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reserva do Iguacu to Tijucas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reserva do Iguacu to Tijucas due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tijucas

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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