With samba ringing in your ears, and the sparkling coastline behind you, you’re sure to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro, the heartbeat of Brazil.
Embrace this intoxicating metropolis that’s lined with white sandy beaches, rainforest and mountains, and home to some of the world’s greatest icons such as Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. Visit during Rio Carnival for the ultimate street party, before relaxing with a cocktail (or two) watching the sun set over this spectacular city.
See more of South America in one trip: after visiting Rio, head to Buenos Aires for a spot of Latin American charm, or visit sun-drenched Lima where the culinary scene is like no other. You could even visit Mexico City for a few days to contrast your party days with some culture and sightseeing.
Autumn in Rio de Janeiro is short with high temperatures and dropping humidity levels from the humid summer. Overall the season doesn’t differ much from the rest of the year, although March and April can be rainy.
We love visiting Rio de Janeiro between March and June or between September and November. Spring and autumn are short seasons and show very little temperature difference, but skies are clear and sunny, humidity is lower, rains less frequent, and crowds fewer.
Thanks to the equatorial location of Rio spring is very short and shows little difference from other seasons. The temperatures are warm rather than hot and the humidity is low.
Most of the year is summer in Rio de Janeiro, with hot daytime temperatures and comfortable night temperatures. The summer months will have the highest chance of rain, although it is unpredictable when. On average December is the rainiest month.
Winter in Rio de Janeiro is not like what we experience in the UK. The temperature remains similar to summer ones, dropping five degrees or so, and it can get a bit cooler at night. Rainfall is infrequent and rarely occurs during the winter.View all hotels in Rio de Janeiro