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Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7th Apr to 12th Apr, 2024Moderate Budget Flight
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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro in April

Day 1 - Monday 8th, Apr
morning -

Arrival at Rio de Janeiro International Airport and check-in at the hotel

afternoon -

Stroll along Copacabana Beach and soak in the local vibe

evening -

Dinner at Carretão Churrascaria Ipanema for a traditional Brazilian churrascaria experience

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Day 2 - Tuesday 9th, Apr
morning -

Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue at the peak of Corcovado Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the city

afternoon -

Explore the colorful Selarón Steps in the Lapa neighborhood, a vibrant, Instagram-worthy spot

evening -

Indulge in a traditional Brazilian feijoada (black bean stew with pork) at Casa da Feijoada, a cozy restaurant known for its authentic flavors

Day 3 - Wednesday 10th, Apr
morning -

Browse through the stalls at Feira de São Cristóvão, a vibrant market offering a variety of local crafts, food, and live music

afternoon -

Immerse yourself in the world of samba at Pedra do Sal, the historic birthplace of this lively Brazilian music and dance genre

evening -

Savor delicious seafood at Bar Urca while enjoying the picturesque views of Guanabara Bay and the Christ the Redeemer in the distance

Day 4 - Thursday 11th, Apr
morning -

Relax and unwind at Parque das Ruínas, a scenic park with panoramic views of the city, art exhibitions, and charming cafe

afternoon -

Visit the Lapa Arches, an iconic landmark and gathering spot for locals and tourists alike

evening -

Dine at Bar da Gema for a taste of authentic Brazilian petiscos (tapas) in a lively and colorful setting

Day 5 - Friday 12th, Apr
morning -

Relax and enjoy the sun at Ipanema Beach, known for its lively atmosphere and beautiful coastline

afternoon -

Explore the trendy shops and cafes along the Rua Garcia d'Ávila in the heart of Ipanema

evening -

Catch the breathtaking sunset at Arpoador Rock, a popular spot for locals and tourists to admire the stunning evening sky

Day 6 - Saturday 13th, Apr
morning -

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Rio de Janeiro International Airport for departure

Weather in Rio de Janeiro in Invalid date
Avg Temp22°C to 30°C
Chance of Rain30%
Seasonshoulder season

Rio de Janeiro has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. April is considered the shoulder season, so you can expect some rain, but it's not as common as during the summer months. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Brazil

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Rio de Janeiro

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight, breathable clothing (cotton, linen) -

Rio's climate is warm and humid, so pack clothes that will keep you cool and comfortable.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Rio, so make sure your shoes are comfortable and supportive.

Swimsuit -

If you're planning on spending time at the beach, don't forget to pack a swimsuit.

Sun hat -

The sun can be strong in Rio, so protect your head with a sun hat.

Light jacket -

Evenings can be cool in Rio, so pack a light jacket just in case.


Sunglasses -

Sunglasses are a must-have for protecting your eyes from the sun.

Sunscreen -

Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent will help keep mosquitoes and other bugs away.

First-aid kit -

A small first-aid kit is always a good idea to have on hand.

Travel documents -

Don't forget to pack your passport, visa (if required), and other travel documents.

Essentials & Must Haves

Money -

You can use both cash and credit cards in Rio, but it's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand.

Phone and charger -

Your phone will be your lifeline in Rio, so make sure to pack it and a charger.

Camera -

Rio is a beautiful city, so you'll want to capture all the memories with a camera.

Guidebook or map -

A guidebook or map will help you get around Rio and find the best places to visit.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance will protect you in case of any unexpected events.

Good to have

Reusable water bottle -

Tap water is safe to drink in Rio, but it's always a good idea to have a reusable water bottle on hand.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks to keep you going throughout the day.

Travel towel -

A travel towel is a great way to dry off after a swim or shower.

Power adapter -

If you're coming from a different country, you'll need a power adapter to use your electronic devices.

Language phrasebook -

A language phrasebook can be helpful if you don't speak Portuguese.


Laptop or tablet -

If you need to stay connected or get some work done, bring your laptop or tablet.

Noise-canceling headphones -

Noise-canceling headphones can help you block out the noise and relax on your flight.

Portable charger -

A portable charger will keep your devices powered up on the go.

Travel router -

A travel router can help you stay connected to the internet in your hotel or Airbnb.

Universal remote control -

A universal remote control can help you control all of your devices with one remote.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel Apps in Rio de Janeiro

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