12 days in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Alegre Itinerary

12 days in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Alegre Itinerary

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12 days in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Alegre Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto Alegre
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Sao Paulo

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, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sao Paulo. In March, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

6
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.
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 wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Porto Alegre is known for parks, nightlife, museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre, get curious at PUCRS Science and Technology Museum, stroll through Farroupilha Park (Redencao), and explore and take pictures at Estadio Beira-Rio.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto Alegre travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Porto Alegre at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Nature Museums
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Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
PUCRS Science and Technology Museum ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

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