Rio De Janeiro Itinerary 5 Days

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5 Days in Rio De Janeiro - Perfect Vacation Guide

The second most populous metropolis of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro has played an important role in Brazil’s economic growth. Often considered as one of the happiest cities in the world and loving called as “Rio”, this bustling Brazilian city is famous for its sun-kissed beaches, stunning granite peaks, monuments, and the colorful festival of Carnaval that symbolize the carefree attitude of the locals. Therefore, if you are planning to spend 5 days/ 4 nights in Rio De Janeiro, it will surely be an unforgettable experience for you. Take a look at this Rio De Janeiro 5 days itinerary and explore the best of Rio!

5 Days in Rio De Janeiro - Perfect Vacation Guide

Day 1 and 2

Beach and Monument

Begin your first day in Rio by tasting the delicious flavors of Brazil and start your journey to the most famous beach of Rio- Copacabana. This Crescent-shaped beach is the symbol, of Rio’s natural landscape. A wonderful blend of sand and the ocean, this lively beach is also home to some of the best beach resorts, Copacabana Fort, and the military museum. After spending half of the day at the beach, you can head to Canastra to taste the local wine along with your dinner.

The second day of your 5 days in Rio De Janeiro can be spent in the surroundings of the monument Rio is best known for. Christ the Redeemer, the colossal statue of Jesus Christ is one of the most popular attractions in Brazil. Located on Mount Corcovado, this statue is 98 feet tall. Spend this day exploring the places like Paineiras Corcovado, Lago dos Patos - Parque Lage etc. You can also head to the historic park of Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro which is located nearby. Come back to the city to enjoy a Brazilian barbeque.

Day 3 and 4

Adventure and History

Next 2 days in Rio can be a real treat for an adventurous mind. Say “good morning” to the surroundings of Lagoa Lake. If you want to enjoy it well, you should rent out a cycle or a bike and take a tour of the lake’s surroundings on your own. Spend the afternoon here and before the evening approaches, head to Urca to take a cable car ride to the magnificent Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the Sun spreading its hues before calling a day. After capturing this sight in your eyes, rest at one of the restaurants and bars overlooking the Guanabara Bay and enjoy some beer.

Take a historical tour of the city on day 4. The city has an abundance of colonial buildings, art galleries, and museums visiting which you can discover many interesting stories about the city’s past. Whether it is the Museum of Tomorrow or Museu de Arte do Rio, you will get something important at each place. At night, experience the exciting nightlife of Brazil in Lapa’s glamorous bars.

Day 5

Tranquil Natural Surroundings

After experiencing the adventure, art, and history the city of Rio offers, it’s time that you relax on the lap of Rio’s natural surroundings. Start the day by exploring the natural treasure Tijuca National Park. This beautiful natural area is home to some picturesque waterfalls. You will also witness a large variety of birds here. Spend some time around the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. End your trip by catching the spectacular sunset at Ipanema beach.

Being in Rio De Janeiro for 5 days is a unique experience. The city has so much charm that it will make you plan another trip very soon.

Tours and Activities to Include

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