12 days in Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

12 days in Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Itauna and Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Saquarema (Igreja de Nossa Sra. da Conceicao & Praca dos Pescadores), Petropolis (Centro Historico de Petropolis, Imperial Museum, & more) and Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (in Niteroi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site .

May in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saquarema, Petropolis, Mirante do Soberbo, Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos

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