12 days in Fortaleza, Natal & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

12 days in Fortaleza, Natal & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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12 days in Fortaleza, Natal & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h
1
Fortaleza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Natal
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 10th GAC Cultural Museum and Church of Cristo Rei. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Morro Branco and Praia de Futuro. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Iracema Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fortaleza day trip app .

Sao Paulo to Fortaleza is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fortaleza, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

3
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You'll get in some beach time at Ponta Negra Beach and Pipa Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu Camara Cascudo and Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natal: Praia da Pipa (Madeiro Beach & Baia dos Golfinhos) and Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Parnamirim). There's still lots to do: stroll through Genipabu Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Natal road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Natal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

2
nights
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Vila Capivari. Change things up with a short trip to Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Aparecida (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, and get great views at Morro do Elefante.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Campos Do Jordao vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Natal to Campos Do Jordao takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aparecida
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park
Morro do Elefante ©
Morro do Elefante

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.
Paulista Avenue and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Liberdade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. February in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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