18 days in Cape Town & Sao Paulo Itinerary

18 days in Cape Town & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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18 days in Cape Town & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

6
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Ibirapuera Park, take a stroll through Liberdade, make a trip to Paulista Avenue, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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

You can fly from Cape Town to Sao Paulo in 17 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Sao Paulo. In August, Sao Paulo is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cachoeira Do Gomeral
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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