10 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

10 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Fly
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sao Sebastiao
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Campos Do Jordao
— 1 night
Drive
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Aparecida
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): shop like a local with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, and then get engrossed in the history at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip site.

Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Sao Sebastiao

— 1 night
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Camburi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Baleia, and then stroll through Praia do Guaeca.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Sebastiao sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Sao Sebastiao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Sebastiao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

Ilhabela

— 2 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Do Bonete, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Feiticeira. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some fun to your beach time Flyboard SP, then kick back and relax at Praia Pedra do Sino, and then kick back and relax at Fome Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ilhabela travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela by ferry takes about an hour. Traveling from Sao Sebastiao in January, Ilhabela is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
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Ubatuba

— 3 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Felix Beach and Praia do Lazaro. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas, immerse yourself in nature at Ilha Anchieta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Enseada.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba road trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Campos Do Jordao

— 1 night

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, admire the natural beauty at Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque, then see the interesting displays at Casa da Xilogravura, and finally make a trip to Praca Sao Benedito.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Aparecida

— 1 night
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the views from Passarela da Fe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Batismo, then watch a film at Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparecida online route maker.

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Aparecida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.