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

Start: Moscow
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Moscow

6
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.
Let the collections at Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi and Museu do Amanha capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Tijuca and Trilha do Dois Irmaos. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara in Petropolis (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker website .

Moscow, Russia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca
Mirante da Prainha ©
Mirante da Prainha
Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach ©
Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Iguazu Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buddhist Temple and Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu online trip builder .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

1
day
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art 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 see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online vacation planner .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, you will find days in Sao Paulo are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
São Paulo Cathedral ©
São Paulo Cathedral

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Parque Lage and Igreja Sao Lourenco will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). Explore Rio de Janeiro further: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and get great views at Bondinho Pao de Acucar.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip website .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Imperial Museum, Igreja Sao Lourenco, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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