We get it, geography isn't everyone's strong suit. If you're unsure where Rio de Janeiro is, it's wise to familiarize yourself with its location before you fly off!
To help you get your bearings, Rio de Janeiro lies 170 miles (274 kilometers) east of the well-known city of Sao Jose dos Campos.
With plenty of things to see and do in this corner of Rio de Janeiro, it's easy to understand why 6,000,000 people reside here.
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Every momentous journey starts with just one step — along with a comfortable place to lay your head! Secure your Rio de Janeiro accommodations through Travelocity and you'll have 403 options to choose from.
You're on vacation! It's the ideal time to splurge on the finer things in life. Make a reservation at the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro (Avenida Vieira Souto 80) or the Belmond Copacabana Palace (Avenida Atlantica 1702) and enjoy excellent service and a stylish room. If you'd prefer to spend your hard-earned cash on exhilarating Rio de Janeiro experiences, make a booking at the Mojito Hostel (Rua Barao de Jaguaripe, 11) or the El Misti Hostel Ipanema (Rua Joana Angélica, 47, Ipanema).
There's nothing quite like finally arriving in a brand new destination. If you're jumping on a plane to Rio de Janeiro, chances are you'll step out into Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). It's roughly 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest of the central area. Collect your suitcase and get ready to start exploring!
No matter if you're traveling to Rio de Janeiro solo or with a group of buddies, it's always handy to have a set of wheels. Travelocity provides many car rental options, so choose one now and start crafting your road trip playlist today!
Leave Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport just minutes after landing by renting a car from right near the terminal. Budget is a good choice here. Avis is also worth looking into.
Renting a car right from the center of the city is a convenient option if you're staying nearby. Take a look at Movida Rent A Car, situated at Praca Senador Salgado Filho. If there isn't anything for you there, Sixt at Praca Senador Salgado Filho is worth looking into.
Spending a night or so in Rio de Janeiro and on the hunt for new places to take your selfies? Why not head over to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer? These world-renowned attractions make stunning backdrops!
So much to see and so little time. If you're keen to experience the best this city has to offer, add the Museum of Modern Art and the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum to your travel itinerary. If you have an extra day to spare, visit Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Parque Henrique Lage as well.
Bridges are often iconic local symbols. Check out Arcos da Lapa and learn more about how and when it was constructed and the important part its played throughout history. Want some more options? From novels to newspapers, National Library has a large choice of reading material for insatiable bookworms. Why not join a tour and hear about the collections they house? And that's not all there is. Live theater can challenge our thinking and asks us to aspire to higher things. Attend a show at Municipal Theater and open your mind to some new ideas.
The fantastic thing about traveling is that you seldom have to chase after new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your bags, chill out and get set to make some amazing new memories.
Ready for some exciting adventures while you're in Rio de Janeiro? We highly recommend trying some of these things:
If you have seen all there is to see in Rio de Janeiro and have an extra day or two on your hands, try not to panic. You'll find some fantastic tourist attractions in the surrounding area. You may not know that you're just 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from Grumari. It's the perfect starting point to reach Roberto Burle Marx Estate. This attraction is loved by locals and tourists alike.
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This renovated urban resort fronts a white-sand beach between Barra da Tijuca and famed Ipanema Beach, with a complimentary shuttle to Ipanema, Copacabana, and Rio Sul mall.
Nestled on the beach, this Barra da Tijuca hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reserve Beach and Marapendi Ecological Park. Pepe Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
Miramar Hotel by Windsor sits near south Copacabana Beach along lively Avenida Atlantica, home to shops, bars, and restaurants. A metro station is nearby. World-famous Ipanema Beach and Sugarloaf are a short drive away.
Located in Lapa, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca da Cruz Vermelha and Sambodrome. Flamengo Beach and Museum of Tomorrow are also within 2 mi (3 km). Cinelandia Station is 18 minutes by foot and Presidente Vargas Station is 18 minutes.
Located in Barra da Tijuca, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tijuca Lake and Reserve Beach. Pepe Beach and BarraShopping Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Gloria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Beach. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Museum of Tomorrow are also within 3 mi (5 km). Catete Station is only a 2-minute walk and Largo do Machado Station is 8 minutes.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Copacabana Beach and Copacabana Fort. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Parque Henrique Lage are also within 3 mi (5 km). Siqueira Campos Station is 9 minutes by foot and Cantagalo Station is 15 minutes.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Barra da Tijuca hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Reserve Beach and Pepe Beach. Joatinga Beach and Tijuca Lake are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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