12 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Paraty Itinerary

12 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Paraty Itinerary

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12 days in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu & Paraty Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  25 h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  10 h
3
Paraty
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Havana, Cuba

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.
Get some cultural insight at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Castelo de Itaipava (in Itaipava), Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (in Saquarema) and Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, wander the streets of Urca, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Rio de Janeiro is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in June, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, then steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier, and then try to win big at Jockey Sport Bar.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, Foz do Iguacu is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras
Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho ©
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty, see the interesting displays at Paraty Religious Arts Museum, wander the streets of Praca da Matriz, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa da Cultura de Paraty, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Penha, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca, then browse the exhibits of Fabio Marqui Arte, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Gold Path.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paraty attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Paraty in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Casa da Cultura de Paraty ©
Casa da Cultura de Paraty
Paraty Religious Arts Museum ©
Paraty Religious Arts Museum

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