5 days in Brasov, Bucharest & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

5 days in Brasov, Bucharest & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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5 days in Brasov, Bucharest & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 day
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery and then contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then make a trip to Council Square, then take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brasov trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Brasov is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Brasov Historical Center ©
Brasov Historical Center

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 17th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, then admire the striking features of Palace of Parliament, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radu Voda Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Radu Voda Monastery ©
Radu Voda Monastery
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app .

Getting from Bucharest to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Rio de Janeiro is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in July, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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