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

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

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

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  27​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Manaus
— 5 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: New Delhi

7
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.
Head to Shopping Leblon and Botafogo Praia Shoppingfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Parque Nacional Tijuca and Praia de Grumari will get you outdoors. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Imperial Museum in Petropolis--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary creator.

New Delhi, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Magarancho Museum and Missal Municipal Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Iguazu Falls and Parque das Aves. Take a break from Foz do Iguacu with a short trip to Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum in Sao Miguel do Iguacu, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, browse the different shops at Cataratas JL Shopping, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, and snap pictures at Ponte Tancredo Neves.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sao Miguel do Iguacu Historic Municipal Museum, Missal Municipal Museum, Magarancho Museum
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ponta Negra Beach and Igreja de São Sebastião. For shopping fun, head to Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market or Manauara Shopping. Make the 15th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, admire all the interesting features of Arena Amazonia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at CIGS Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manaus trip builder.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Manaus, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

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