12 days in Bogota & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

12 days in Bogota & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota attractions planner.

Houston, USA to Bogota is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Bogota is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Bogota

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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
La Catedral Primada ©
La Catedral Primada
Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis ©

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sugarloaf Mountain. Visit Parque Lage and Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's much more to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool.

Fly from Bogota to Rio de Janeiro in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in December: highs in Rio de Janeiro hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 74°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bogota.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

Get some historical perspective at Bolivar Square and Iglesia de San Francisco. Explore Bogota further: admire the masterpieces at Museo Santa Clara.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bogota holiday site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Bogota at 67°F and lows at 46°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

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Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square
Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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