15 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

15 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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15 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Olimpia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Brotas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sao Sebastiao
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ubatuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Aparecida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Olimpia

Olimpia ©
Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Doces Noemia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral do Divino Espirito Santo, take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Peao de Boiadeiro, and then make a splash at Thermas dos Laranjais.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Olimpia trip site .

Rio de Janeiro to Olimpia is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Olimpia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barretos, Doces Noemia
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Thermas dos Laranjais ©
Thermas dos Laranjais
Catedral do Divino Espirito Santo ©
Catedral do Divino Espirito Santo
Doces Noemia ©
Doces Noemia

1
night
Brotas

Brotas ©
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museu do Caipira, stop by Casa da Cachaca, then view the masterpieces at Anand Atelier, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brotas road trip app .

You can drive from Olimpia to Brotas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brotas

Shopping Museums
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Casa da Cachaca ©
Casa da Cachaca

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Ibirapuera Park, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Brotas to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©

2
nights
Sao Sebastiao

Sao Sebastiao ©
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Guaeca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Baleia. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camburi Beach and then stroll through Juquehy Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sao Sebastiao vacation builder app .

Drive from Sao Paulo to Sao Sebastiao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Sao Sebastiao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Praia da Baleia ©
Praia da Baleia
Praia do Guaeca ©
Praia do Guaeca

3
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
When in Ubatuba, make a side trip to see Centro Historico in Paraty, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Corcovado Peak, steep yourself in history at Ruinas do Presidio da Ilha Anchieta, trek along Trilha 7 Praias Desertas, and browse the different shops at Villa Guarani.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba journey planner.

Getting from Sao Sebastiao to Ubatuba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Sebastiao to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Centro Historico
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Corcovado Peak ©
Corcovado Peak
Prumirim Island ©
Prumirim Island

2
nights
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
On the 14th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, then look for gifts at Guido Couros, then stroll around Amantikir Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace, and then enjoy some diversion at Espaco BBloc Escalada em Boulder.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Campos Do Jordao trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Espaco BBloc Escalada em Boulder
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park
Boa Vista Palace ©
Boa Vista Palace

2
nights
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, then make a trip to Sala das Promessas, then examine the collection at Professor Jose Luiz Pasin Municipal Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Benedito. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Morro do Cruzeiro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Comunidade Anuncia-Me.

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You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Aparecida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Comunidade Anuncia-Me, Cancao Nova
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Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Comunidade Anuncia-Me ©
Comunidade Anuncia-Me

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