12 days in Sao Paulo, Natal & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

12 days in Sao Paulo, Natal & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Sao Paulo, Natal & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h
2
Natal, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
End: Iguazu National Park, Argentina

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista and Caixa Cultural. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo and Museum of the Japanese Immigration. Venture out of the city with trips to Iporanga e das Conchas Beach (in Guaruja) and Fishing Museum (in Santos). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Memorial da Resistencia of Sao Paulo, take an in-depth tour of Museu do Ipiranga, see the sky in a new way at Ibirapuera Planetarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Lasar Segall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fishing Museum, Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
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Iporanga e das Conchas Beach ©
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
Caixa Cultural ©
Caixa Cultural

4
nights
Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum and Cowboy's Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa and Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque. Go for a jaunt from Natal to Tibau do Sul to see Cacimbinhas Cliffs about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Popular Toy Museum, stroll through Buzios Beach, and kick back and relax at Jacuma Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Natal trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Natal by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Natal, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cowboy's Museum, Falesias de Cacimbinhas, Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum
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Santuario Ecologico de Pipa ©
Santuario Ecologico de Pipa
Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque ©
Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque
Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum ©
Clidenor de Lima Galvao Museum

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nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Solar del Che and Museo Casa del Fundador. Escape the urban bustle at Salto Bernabe Mendez and Isla San Martin. Change things up with these side-trips from Iguazu National Park: Montecarlo (Orquideario Catasetum & Fabrica de Yerba Mate Aguantadora), Casino de Eldorado (in Eldorado) and Wanda Mines (in Wanda). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Cataratas del Iguazu. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Natal to Iguazu National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Natal in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Iguazu National Park, with lows of 23°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eldorado, Montecarlo, Wanda Mines, Solar del Che
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Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Casino de Eldorado ©
Casino de Eldorado

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