16 days in Rio de Janeiro & Johannesburg Itinerary

16 days in Rio de Janeiro & Johannesburg Itinerary

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16 days in Rio de Janeiro & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Itauna and Copacabana Beach. Appreciate the collections at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Imperial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Piratininga Beach & Camboinhas Beach), Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (in Saquarema) and Petropolis (Casa Stefan Zweig, Cervejaria Bohemia, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Niteroi, Petropolis, Saquarema
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna
Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ukutula Conservation Center and Liliesleaf. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lesedi Cultural Village and SAB World of Beer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Pretoria (Union Buildings & Safaris) and Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (in Brits). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Origins Centre Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online journey planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Brits, Lesedi Cultural Village, Union Buildings, Liliesleaf
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Liliesleaf ©
Liliesleaf
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village

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