16 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

16 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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1
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights

6
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fazenda Ipanema, Liberdade, Solo Sagrado De Guarapiranga, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Branca Beach and Asturias Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo and Museum of Contemporary Art. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Basilica of St. Anthony Santos (in Santos) and Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center (in Cabreuva). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Itau Cultural Institute, see the interesting displays at Museum of Energy of Sao Paulo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, and tour or see a show at Japan House.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo travel route builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Sao Paulo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Sao Paulo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guaruja, Basilica of St. Anthony Santos, Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center, Canto do Forte Beach, Fazenda Ipanema
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Asturias Beach ©
Asturias Beach
Canto do Forte Beach ©
Canto do Forte Beach

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Jerusalem Cultural Center. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Vassouras and see Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Joatinga.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro journey planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in August since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm, Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque da Independencia. Get some cultural insight at Afro Brazil Museum and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande and Casa de Dona Yaya. Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to Praia de Pernambuco in Guaruja--about 1h 35 min away. See even more of Sao Paulo: examine the collection at Casa das Rosas - Espaco Haroldo de Campos de Poesia e Literatura, take an in-depth tour of Museu do Ipiranga, and admire the masterpieces at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia de Pernambuco
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Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol
Praia de Pernambuco ©
Praia de Pernambuco

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