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

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

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1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
2
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
3
Brasilia
— 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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Copacabana Beach, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro route planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Khartoum to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Khartoum in December, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums 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 ©
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo da Boa Vontade, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK.

Plan trip to Brasilia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Brasilia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brasilia are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

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