18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

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18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  18​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Quebec City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP as well as Mooca Plaza Shopping. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo travel route planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Sao Paulo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quebec City in May, with highs in Sao Paulo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and stroll through Copacabana Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

10
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Corinthians Arena, Carioca Club, Shopping Vila Olimpia, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: Enseada Beach (in Guaruja) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). Enjoy Sao Paulo some more: examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, browse the different shops at Shopping 25 de Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao da Luz, and browse the exhibits of Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel route app .

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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Guaruja, Juquehy Beach
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Around SP ©
Around SP
Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP ©
Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP

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