23 days in Rio de Janeiro & Cape Town Itinerary

23 days in Rio de Janeiro & Cape Town Itinerary

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23 days in Rio de Janeiro & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart, Germany
Train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart, Germany

10
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.
Visit Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Jerusalem Cultural Center for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Pao de Acucar and Leblon Beach. There's much more to do: trek along Claudio Coutinho Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and don't miss a visit to Boulevard Olimpico.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In October, Rio de Janeiro is warmer than Stuttgart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

11
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Grotto Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kwaaiwater. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass, First South African Perfume Museum, & more), Hermanus (Ataraxia Wines, Hermanus Cliff Path, & more) and Wemmershoek (Lynx Wine Estate & Topiary Wines). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Dorp Street, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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