16 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

16 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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16 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Montreal

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. Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil and Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Asturias Beach and Branca Beach. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Santos and see St. Anthony Embare Basilica, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Itau Cultural Institute, examine the collection at Museum of the Faculty of Law, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, and admire the landmark architecture of Oca do Ibirapuera.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker app .

Montreal, Canada to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Montreal in August, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guaruja, Canto do Forte Beach, Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center, Basilica of St. Anthony Santos, Fazenda Ipanema
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Asturias Beach ©
Asturias Beach
Branca Beach ©
Branca 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Forte de Copacabana and Praia de Ipanema. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress and Praia do Leme. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles, and steep yourself in history at Cachoeira do Mato Dentro Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip app .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Independencia Park has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Praia de Pernambuco and Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande. Let the collections at Casa das Rosas - Espaco Haroldo de Campos de Poesia e Literatura and Catavento Cultural e Educacional capture your imagination. See even more of Sao Paulo: examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, explore the world behind art at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista, and get engrossed in the history at Museu do Ipiranga.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Sao Paulo. 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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