3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Fortaleza Itinerary

3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Fortaleza Itinerary

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3 days in Rio de Janeiro & Fortaleza Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Fortaleza
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brasilia

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip site .

Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brasilia in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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day
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Iracema Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia de Futuro, and then explore and take pictures at Arena Castelao.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Fortaleza journey builder app .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach
Arena Castelao ©
Arena Castelao

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