17 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

17 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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17 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

7
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.
Shop till you drop at BarraShopping and Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (in Cachoeiras de Macacu), Saquarema (Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth & Praia de Itauna) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, and learn about all things military at Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in August; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Saquarema, REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu, Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

7
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Discover out-of-the-way places like Raizes Aventura and Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Sao Sebastiao (Camburizinho Beach & Praia Barra do Sahy), Praia Guarau (in Peruibe) and Praia de Pernambuco (in Guaruja). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Praia de Pernambuco, Praia Guarau
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Praia Barra do Sahy ©
Praia Barra do Sahy
Praia de Pernambuco ©
Praia de Pernambuco
Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Museum of Contemporary Art

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