13 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

13 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunset Square, Paroquia Nossa Senhora Achiropita, Liberdade Street Fair, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo and Sabina. Take a break from Sao Paulo with a short trip to Feira de Arte e Artesanato in Embu das Artes, about 54 minutes away.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Durban, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durban to Sao Paulo is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Durban in March, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Feira de Arte e Artesanato, Sabina
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Temple of Solomon ©
Temple of Solomon
Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo ©

7
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.
Visiting Claudio Coutinho Trail and Praia de Itauna will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Reserva Beach and Praia do Leme. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (in Saquarema), Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara) and Niteroi (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi & Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Urca, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Itaipava, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Saquarema, Niteroi
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Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra ©
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Monument to the Bandeiras, Mercado Municipal Kinjo Yamato, Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get curious at Galeria de Arte Digital do Sesi-SP, don't miss a visit to Solo Sagrado De Guarapiranga, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thenstop by Jardins District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Patio Higienopolis. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Shopping 25 de Marco, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, thenstop by Livraria Cultura, and finally take a stroll through Augusta Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Afro Brazil Museum ©
Afro Brazil Museum
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil ©
Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil

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