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

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

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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Olimpia
— 1 night
Drive
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Brotas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boituva
— 1 night
Drive to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 2 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Drive to Campos Do Jordao
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Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque Ibirapuera and Paulista Avenue. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Liberdade, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website.

Seattle, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, Sao Paulo is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Olimpia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Olimpia

— 1 night

Brazil's Folklore Capital

Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
On the 16th (Wed), cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Olimpia online visit planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Olimpia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brotas.

Things to do in Olimpia

Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Brotas

— 2 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
On the 17th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Territorio Selvagem Canoar. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brotas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Olimpia to Brotas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olimpia to Brotas. In March, daytime highs in Brotas are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boituva.

Things to do in Brotas

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Boituva

— 1 night
Boituva is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. On the 19th (Sat), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boituva day trip planner.

You can drive from Brotas to Boituva in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Boituva, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Boituva

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Ilhabela

— 2 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): cast your line with Jipe Aventura Turismo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach and then stroll through Baia de Castelhanos Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ilhabela trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Boituva to Ilhabela in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Campos Do Jordao

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Morro do Elefante and then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park and then admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao vacation planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Campos Do Jordao by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilhabela to Campos Do Jordao due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Rio de Janeiro

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, walk around Parque Lage, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip tool.

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

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.