3 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

3 days in State of Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio de Janeiro trip planner

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Drive
2
Petropolis
— 1 night
Drive to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Fly to Lagos

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Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

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Lagos, Nigeria to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Petropolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Petropolis

— 1 night

The Imperial City

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
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Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Petropolis can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

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State of Rio de Janeiro travel guide

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Beaches · Monuments · Landmarks
Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences.