15 days in Rio de Janeiro & Rome Itinerary

15 days in Rio de Janeiro & Rome Itinerary

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1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights

7
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 Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

New York City, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Rome in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: highs in Rome hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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