3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Brasilia Itinerary

3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Brasilia Itinerary

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3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Brasilia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
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Brasilia
— 1 night
End: Rio de Janeiro

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then look for gifts at Lapa e Arte, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, and finally admire the striking features of JK Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Brasilia vacation planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brasilia, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

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Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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