17 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

17 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
2
Sao Paulo
— 7 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia de Grumari and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Visiting Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis), Saquarema (Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth & Praia de Itauna) and REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (in Cachoeiras de Macacu). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, catch a live event at Maracanã, learn about all things military at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Saquarema, Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camburizinho Beach and Praia Guarau. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Sao Sebastiao (Praia Barra do Sahy & Raizes Aventura) and Praia de Pernambuco (in Guaruja). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Praia de Pernambuco, Praia Guarau
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Praia Barra do Sahy ©
Praia Barra do Sahy
Praia de Pernambuco ©
Praia de Pernambuco

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