17 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Sao Paulo Itinerary

17 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Foz do Iguacu
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Sao Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Tijuca and Mirante da Prainha. Visit Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi to see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Bento Monastery, get great views at Morro da Urca, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Foz do Iguacu

— 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Buddhist Temple and Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Iguazu Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu travel route planning app.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Sao Paulo

— 1 day

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo route site.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). See some other sides of Rio de Janeiro: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips