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

Start: Durban
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Manaus
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Durban

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Durban, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durban to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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, nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, see the interesting displays at Museu da Cidade de Manaus, enjoy some diversion at Shot In The Dark, and buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manaus tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Manaus are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish 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
Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest

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.
Step out of Campos Do Jordao to go to Aparecida and see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Museu Felicia Leirner, and don't miss a visit to Morro do Elefante.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Campos Do Jordao trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Manaus to Campos Do Jordao takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu Do Futebol, take a stroll through Liberdade, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo day trip app .

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to 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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