8 days in Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

8 days in Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

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Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morro Dois Irmaos and Reserva Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Pontinha Beach (in Araruama), Praia de Itauna (in Saquarema) and Niteroi (Camboinhas Beach, Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Olimpic Park, stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Niteroi, Pontinha Beach, Praia de Itauna
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Copacabana Beach
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Praia de Ipanema
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