21 days in Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & Salvador Itinerary

21 days in Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & Salvador Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 8 nights
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Manaus
— 5 nights
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Salvador
— 7 nights

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Rio de Janeiro — 8 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Olimpico, Alto da Boa Vista and Sugarloaf Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. We've also included these beaches for you: Praia de Ipanema and Praia do Flamengo. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, hike along Morro da Urca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. October in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Manaus.
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Manaus — 5 nights

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso and Ruinas de Paricatuba. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis and Palacio Rio Negro. The adventure continues: stroll through Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rio Negro, and learn more about the world around you at Museu da Amazonia (MUSA).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manaus road trip planning tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus. In October, Manaus is a bit warmer than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Salvador.
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Salvador — 7 nights

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Do Senhor Do Bonfim and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pelourinho and Casa do Rio Vermelho. Venture out of the city with trips to Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba), Praia do Forte (Mergulho Easy & Forte Beach) and Sauipe Eco Park (in Costa Do Sauipe). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Fort Beach Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Imbassai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador travel route planner.

You can fly from Manaus to Salvador in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Manaus to Salvador, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manaus in October, you will find days in Salvador are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C).
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