Best time to visit Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

  • The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is in December when temperatures are still hot but accommodations are less expensive. During this month, the nightly cost of a hotel room is approximately $115. Save 30% per day compared to what you would have paid in January. Average temperatures hover in the mid 80s, just a bit colder than what you would experience during peak season.
  • Most people travel to Rio de Janeiro in January. This is peak season so expect to pay more for your hotel room. The Carnaval week (February 9th - 15th), the Reveillon week (December 27th to January 3rd) as well as the Rock in Rio week (September 15th - 25th) are particularly busy dates that you should avoid if you don't like crowds.
  • Don't forget to bring an umbrella if you go between November and January, it is the rainiest time of the year in Rio de Janeiro.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is August.

January

Most crowded

August

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is August.

$89
JUL
$86
AUG
$108
SEP
$95
OCT
$102
NOV
$217
DEC
$210
JAN
$255
FEB
$121
MAR
$110
APR
$101
MAY
$101
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

09/07 - 09/11
Independência 123
09/15 - 09/25
Rock in Rio 180.5
10/12 - 10/16
Dia das Crianças 121
11/02 - 11/06
Finados 116
11/15 - 11/20
Proclamação da República 104.5
12/27 - 01/03
Reveillon 288
02/09 - 02/15
Carnaval 307
02/15 - 02/19
Pos Carnaval 150
02/19 - 03/01
Carnaval 160.5
03/29 - 04/02
Semana Santa 120.5
04/27 - 05/02
Dia do Trabalho 87

Weather

In Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October is the sunniest month and February the warmest.

78
26
JUL
77
25
AUG
78
26
SEP
80
27
OCT
81
27
NOV
85
30
DEC
87
30
JAN
88
31
FEB
85
29
MAR
82
28
APR
77
25
MAY
75
24
JUN
UV index
5
7

1.0
3cm
JUL
1.8
5cm
AUG
3.8
10cm
SEP
3.5
9cm
OCT
8.0
20cm
NOV
4.3
11cm
DEC
5.1
13cm
JAN
4.3
11cm
FEB
7.0
18cm
MAR
2.8
7cm
APR
2.8
7cm
MAY
2.8
7cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter