25 days in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador & Manaus Itinerary

25 days in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador & Manaus Itinerary

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25 days in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador & Manaus Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
Salvador
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Manaus
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
Rio de Janeiro

9
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Itacoatiara in Niteroi (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Mirante da Prainha, and see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro travel planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Praia de Itacoatiara
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

8
days
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Relax by the water at Guarajuba Beach and Flamengo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pelourinho and Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church. Get out of town with these interesting Salvador side-trips: Outlet Premium Salvador (in Camacari), Arembepe Beach (in Arembepe) and Itapua beach (in Itapua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Farol da Barra Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salvador trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Salvador, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Manaus.

Things to do in Salvador

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Itapua beach, Guarajuba Beach, Arembepe Beach, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church
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Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Farol da Barra Beach ©
Farol da Barra Beach

7
days
Manaus

Manaus ©
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.
Visit Ponta Negra Beach and Praia do Tupe for some beach relaxation. Step out of Manaus with an excursion to Acutuba Beach in Iranduba--about 58 minutes away. Make the 31st (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosque da Ciencia, buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping, and hunt for treasures at Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manaus tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Salvador to Manaus takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Manaus is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Amazon Rainforest, Acutuba Beach
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Praia do Tupe ©
Praia do Tupe

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