20 days in United States & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

20 days in United States & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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20 days in United States & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h
2
Marietta, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Boiling Springs, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Louisville, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles, United States

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional Tijuca and Pedra Bonita. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Copacabana Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos in Teresopolis (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, trek along Claudio Coutinho Trail, and don't miss a visit to Boulevard Olimpico.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro vacation planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marietta.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos ©
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail

3
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Marietta, United States

Marietta
Marietta is located in central Cobb County, Georgia, United States, and is the county's seat and largest city.As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 56,579. Get a sense of the local culture at Silver Comet Trail and Booth Western Art Museum. Visiting Anna Ruby Falls and Amicalola Falls State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne) and Blairsville (Brasstown Bald & Vogel State Park). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Marietta Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marietta trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio de Janeiro to Marietta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Marietta. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get little chillier in Marietta: highs are around 74°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boiling Springs.

Things to do in Marietta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blairsville, Amicalola Falls State Park, Anna Ruby Falls, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Silver Comet Trail
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Marietta Square
Marietta Square
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

1
night
Boiling Springs, United States

Boiling Springs ©
Boiling Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. On the 28th (Mon), take in the history at Cowpens National Battlefield.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boiling Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marietta to Boiling Springs takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Boiling Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cowpens National Battlefield
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Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield

4
nights
Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Visiting Spring Mill State Park and Marengo Cave will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Mary Todd Lincoln House. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate (in Lexington), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Cincinnati (Riverwalk & Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Boiling Springs to Louisville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Lexington, Marengo Cave, Spring Mill State Park, The Great American Dollhouse Museum
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The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Getty Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Louisville to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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