11 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Florianopolis Itinerary

11 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Florianopolis Itinerary

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11 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Florianopolis Itinerary

Start: Lima
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Florianopolis
— 3 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
End: Lima

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Floresta da Tijuca, Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sao Luis Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Mirante Dona Marta, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take a peaceful walk through Floresta da Tijuca, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online travel route planner .

Lima, Peru to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. In November, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Lima - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Luis Fortress
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Leblon Beach ©
Leblon Beach
Mirante Dona Marta ©
Mirante Dona Marta

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, Livraria Cultura, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Itau Cultural Institute and Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online trip maker .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, Sao Paulo is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Itau Cultural Institute ©
Itau Cultural Institute

3
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hercilio Luz Bridge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Beach (Imbituba do Norte) and Praia do Porto. Escape the urban bustle at Da Lagoa and Cima Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Pedra do Urubu (in Guarda do Embau), Palhoca (Praia do Maco & Enseada Do Brito Beach) and Governador Celso Ramos (Armacao Da Piedade Beach, Cordas Beach, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saquinho Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu do Homem do Sambaqui, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Necessidades - Santo Antônio de Lisboa, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Estadual do Rio Vermelho.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis online road trip planner .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Governador Celso Ramos, Imbituba, Palhoca, Guarda do Embau, Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose
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Praia do Maco ©
Praia do Maco
Enseada Do Brito Beach ©
Enseada Do Brito Beach
Cordas Beach ©
Cordas Beach

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Floresta da Tijuca, Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and other attractions. On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, delve into the lush surroundings at Floresta da Tijuca, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaRio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rio de Janeiro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florianopolis in November: highs in Rio de Janeiro hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Floresta da Tijuca ©
Floresta da Tijuca
AquaRio ©
AquaRio

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