17 days in State of Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

17 days in State of Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Sao Paulo

— 7 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paulista Avenue and Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu da Lingua Portuguesa and Museu do Futebol. Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Aparecida and see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: get active on the water at Water Sports, wander the streets of Liberdade, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Rio de Janeiro

— 9 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Family-friendly places like Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Pedra do Arpoador will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.