10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

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10 days in Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Itauna and Praia de Grumari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camboinhas Beach and Praia do Leme. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Saquarema (Jacone Beach & Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth), Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, & more) and Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm (in Vassouras). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Reserva Beach, walk around Morro Dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pepe Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rio de Janeiro. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Niteroi, Saquarema, Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm
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Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna
Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach
Mirante da Prainha ©
Mirante da Prainha

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Imbassai Beach and Itacimirim Beach. Visit Guarajuba Beach and Imbassai Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Forte (Praia do Lord & Piscinas Naturais) and Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stella Maris Beach, explore the world behind art at Palacete Das Artes Rodin Bahia, see the interesting displays at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salvador online route maker .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salvador are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Forte, Guarajuba Beach, Itacimirim Beach, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Imbassai Beach
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Imbassai Beach ©
Imbassai Beach
Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach

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