33 days in Manizales & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

33 days in Manizales & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Manizales
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Manizales, Colombia
— 8 nights
Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 24 nights
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Manizales, Colombia — 8 nights

A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda Guayabal (in Chinchina), Hacienda La Mesa (in Palestina) and Coffee & Tea Tours (in Pereira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manizales Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Love Colombia, take in nature's colorful creations at Recinto del Pensamiento, and browse the different shops at Fundadores Centro Comercial.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Manizales is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Manizales. In February, Manizales is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 24 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Niteroi (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more) and Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Manizales to Rio de Janeiro. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manizales to Rio de Janeiro. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manizales in February: highs in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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