The absolute best time to visit Rio is between December and March, when Rio is sunny and warm enough to hit the beaches. The city`s incredible panoramic views last year round, but arrive in February or March to experience carnival. The five-day festival leading up to Fat Tuesday brings thousands of visitors and locals to the streets. .

Between January and March, daytime temperatures can sometimes surpass 90 or 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you prefer more mild conditions, visit during autumn (April and May) or spring (October and November), when temps fall back to the 70s and low 80s during the day and the 60s at night.