15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Amazon River Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Amazon River Itinerary

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15 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Amazon River Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
3
Manaus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Manchester

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rio de Janeiro is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Museums Nature

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Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, stop by Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, don't miss a visit to Manauara Shopping, hunt for treasures at Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

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Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Manauara Shopping ©
Manauara Shopping

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