16 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Brasilia Itinerary

16 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Brasilia Itinerary

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16 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Brasilia Itinerary

Start: Khartoum
Fly:  27​h
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brasilia
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Khartoum

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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Imperial Museum in Petropolis--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit site .

Khartoum, Sudan to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central African Time (CAT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Khartoum in December, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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, engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©

4
nights
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Brasilia is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, admire the landmark architecture of Templo da Boa Vontade, take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, and make a trip to Torre de Televisao.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brasilia travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Brasilia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brasilia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Itamaraty Palace ©
Itamaraty Palace

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