12 days in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

12 days in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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12 days in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of GET Arena, browse the range of quality goods at Palms Shopping Mall, and then stroll through Tarkwa Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos, then make a trip to The Eyo of Eko Statue, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ikeja City Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos route planner .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

GET Arena
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Palms Shopping Mall ©
Palms Shopping Mall
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
GET Arena ©
GET Arena

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lagos to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Lagos to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, take a stroll through Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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