15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi & Phuket Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi & Phuket Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
For shopping fun, head to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas or Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Imperial Museum). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas ©
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Al hudayriat island beach and Saadiyat Public Beach. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach, and take in the views from Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Abu Dhabi vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Abu Dhabi takes 20.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Abu Dhabi is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October: high temperatures in Abu Dhabi hover around 42°C and lows are around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village
Safaris

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and P & C Jewelry. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Apichart art gallery, browse the different shops at Banana Walk, and explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Abu Dhabi to Patong in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Patong is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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