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

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

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

Start: Tehran
subway + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h
3
Manaus
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  36​h
End: Tehran

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro attractions planner .

Tehran, Iran to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tehran to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tehran in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Aparecida to see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip builder website .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

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

5
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, nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, shop like a local with Manauara Shopping, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manaus tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Manaus in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In October, Manaus is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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