16 days in Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

16 days in Rio de Janeiro, Manaus & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
2
Manaus
— 3 nights
3
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
4
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights

5
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

Plan trip to Rio de Janeiro with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Durban, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

3
nights
Manaus

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, delve into the lush surroundings at Amazon Rainforest, look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, and make a trip to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Manaus trip maker.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus. In November, daytime highs in Manaus are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Manauara Shopping ©
Manauara Shopping

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.
Take a break from Campos Do Jordao with a short trip to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Amantikir Park, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, look for gifts at Maostiqueiras, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Campos Do Jordao trip planner.

Getting from Manaus to Campos Do Jordao by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park
Morro do Elefante ©
Morro do Elefante
National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida ©

4
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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