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

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

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Route & dates

1
Salvador
— 4 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Misericordia Museum and Farol da Barra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Praia do Lord (in Praia do Forte), Vilas do Atlantico Beach (in Lauro de Freitas) and Itacimirim Beach (in Itacimirim). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco, see the interesting displays at Sister Dulce memorial, kick back and relax at Praia da Espera, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salvador trip itinerary tool.

Sao Paulo to Salvador is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Salvador is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Lord, Vilas do Atlantico Beach, Praia da Espera, Itacimirim Beach
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Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Misericordia Museum ©
Misericordia Museum
Farol da Barra ©
Farol da Barra

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sitio Roberto Burle Marx and Marina Da Gloria. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Prainha (in Paraty), Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Cachoeira da Concordia (in Guapimirim). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, walk around Parque Natural Municipal da Catacumba, and pause for some photo ops at Estátua de Frédéric Chopin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary site.

Fly from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Prainha, Pedra do Elefante, Cachoeira da Concordia
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Sitio Roberto Burle Marx ©
Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Skydiving
Pedra do Elefante ©
Pedra 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pixel Realidade Virtual and Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis. Venture out of the city with trips to Bertioga (Guaratuba Beach & Itaguare) and Praia de Sao Pedro (in Guaruja). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Oca do Ibirapuera, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museu do Instituto Biologico, and admire the masterpieces at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Sao Paulo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bertioga, Praia de Sao Pedro
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Guaratuba Beach ©
Guaratuba Beach
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Oca do Ibirapuera ©
Oca do Ibirapuera

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