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
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia

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.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian for their historical value. Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Imaginarias Igreja N. Sra. do Carmo da Lapa do Desterro Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

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.

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Praia de Ipanema
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Praia de Ipanema
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Copacabana Beach ©
Must see
Copacabana Beach
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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Get some historical perspective at Bolivar Square and Museo Santa Clara. Enjoy Bogota some more: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota road trip tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bogota

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Bolivar Square ©
Historic Site
Bolivar Square
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Museo Santa Clara ©
Art Museum
Museo Santa Clara
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