11 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

11 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Aparecida
— 2 nights
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights



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 11th (Sun): make a trip to Casa de Frei Galvao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santo Antonio, then explore the venue of Cancao Nova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, take some stellar pictures from Morro & Torre do Mirante - Santuario Nacional de Aparecida, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Caminho Do Rosario, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aparecida day trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Aparecida is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, things will get a bit cooler in Aparecida: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Campos Do Jordao

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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Morro do Elefante, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, and finally look for gifts at Guido Couros. On your second day here, walk around Amantikir Park, then examine the collection at Museu Felicia Leirner, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ducha de Prata.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Campos Do Jordao online road trip planner.

You can drive from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours
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A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Paroquia Sao Francisco de Assis, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then view the masterpieces at Anand Atelier, and finally walk around Parque dos Saltos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Areia que Canta and then stroll around Recanto das Cachoeiras.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brotas trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Brotas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Brotas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip maker website.

You can drive from Brotas to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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State of Sao Paulo travel guide

Beaches · Parks · Specialty Museums
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.