Rio de Janeiro

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Rio de Janeiro

Peak Season: December to April

Temperatures are always high in Brazil, but the rainy summer season is its busiest, as Northern winter vacationers make for the beaches and the parties – especially for the chaotic and crazy Carnaval celebrations in February or March.

Off Season: June to September

Brazil’s winter is somewhat drier, but with the popular celebrations in the summer, crowds are far smaller and prices are much lower. The surf’s up during this period, too, with turbulent seas ready for riding.

Sweet Spot: May; October to November

Springtime and late fall are both accompanied by slightly cooler temperatures than the summer, and fall has far less rain. In the spring (September to November), expect the mountains to be colorful and covered in new blooms (but you could see some rain), and in the fall enjoy warm waters and lower prices.

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