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

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

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Route & dates

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida (about 3h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online vacation planner.

Durban, South Africa to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Durban to Sao Paulo. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

4
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rio Negro, and get a taste of the local shopping with Manauara Shopping.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Manaus trip planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Manaus in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Manaus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect Manaus to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Manauara Shopping ©
Manauara Shopping

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Imperial Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour or see a show at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manaus in November: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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