Rio De Janeiro Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Rio De Janeiro

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Rio De Janeiro. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Rio De Janeiro as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Rio De Janeiro.

2 Days in Rio De Janeiro - Perfect Weekend Guide

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Brazil, Rio De Janeiro doesn’t only possess an incredible treasure of natural beauty but also is known for its rich culture and heritage. Commonly known as “Rio”, this oceanfront city of Brazil houses some of the famous beaches like Copacabana, the Sugarloaf Mountain, and an iconic Christ statue on a mountain peak. People from around the world come to Rio to see its vibrant nature during the Carnival. So, if you are planning to visit the city for 2 days, check out this Rio De Janeiro Itinerary of 2 days and see what you can do to enjoy the best of it!

How to spend 2 days in Rio De Janeiro?

Day 1: Start afresh by visiting Christ the Redeemer

The first thing you should visit in Rio on the first day of your trip is Christ the Redeemer. This iconic Christ statue is the indeed the most famous attraction of Rio De Janeiro. Built by Heitor da Silva Costa and Albert Caquot, this 98 ft. tall and 92 ft. wide statue is perched on the Corcovado Mountain in Rio. Listed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world, it is also listed as national historic heritage of Brazil. You can spend few hours here and later explore the nearby hikes enjoying the views of the Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay. Also take a 20 minutes ride of Corcovado rack Railway.

Relax at the Gardens and Parks

Visiting the state-of-the-art gardens and parks should be a part of your 2 days itinerary of Rio. From the Christ Statue, head to Parque Lage. Located in Jardim Botânico neighborhood, this park has a mansion, a cafe, and many beautiful trails around it. Another place you can head to later is Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. This botanical garden has a scientific research institute where you can learn about a variety of flora and medicinal herbs. If you want to try skating, Parque dos Patins is the best place. Meanwhile, you can have lunch in one of the restaurants nearby.

Nightlife in Rio

Experiencing the nightlife of Rio is something you should not miss during your 2 days in Rio. There are many pubs and bars in the surroundings of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon where you can spend an exciting night. The bars like Lagoon Beer Fest, The Lord Jim Pub, bar Boa Sorte, Boteco Belmonte etc are some of the best ones located here.

Day 2: Chill out at the Rio Beaches

If you are feeling little tired by roaming in the city on first day, you can chill out on the second day and start your morning by exploring the beaches, mountains, and monuments of Rio De Janeiro. And, for a beach-life, no spot could be better than Copacabana. This crescent-shaped beach is one of the sparkling locations of Rio. The beach not only offers plenty of activities in its white glowing sand, but is also close to various museums, forts, and cafes. Visit the fortress of Copacabana and move ahead to Ipanema for sunbathing.

Enjoy the panoramic city from Sugarloaf

Before the evening approaches, it’s time to head to the Sugarloaf Mountain. Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay into the Atlantic Ocean, this mountain peak appears like a refined loaf sugar. Declared as a World Heritage Site, Sugarloaf is the place where you can enjoy a magical sunset. Here, you should surely take a cable car to gaze at the panoramic views of the city from above.

A walking tour of downtown and Lapa

After visiting the beaches, mountains, and parks of Rio, you would like to explore the cultural heritage of the city. For this, take a walking tour of downtown and Lapa. The colonial streets of Rio are lined by a number of shops selling beautiful items and many important buildings. You can also visit Santa Teresa which is 5 minutes away from the downtown. As the 48 hours in Rio De Janeiro come to a final turn, you can also shop a little from the city.

There is some much to see in Rio that you can easily spend weeks in the city, but if you have just 2 days to spend here, the above itinerary would help you out.

Tours and Activities in Rio De Janeiro for 2 Days

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Best Hotels in Rio De Janeiro for 2 Day Trip

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