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Rio de Janeiro— 59 nights
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Thu, Dec 1 - Sun, Jan 29
Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Do your shopping at BarraShopping and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Saquarema (Praia de Itauna, Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth, &more), Araruama (Paroquia Sao Sebastiao, Seca Beach, &more) and Niteroi (Parque da Cidade, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, &more). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Joatinga, stroll through Praia do Leme, glide through the air with Rotorfly Voo Livre, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.
If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Araruama, Mangaratiba, Niteroi, Saquarema, Nova Friburgo