21 days in Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

21 days in Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Belo Horizonte
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Sao Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro
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Belo Horizonte

Garden City

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade and Praça Rio Branco. You'll explore and learn at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal and Arts and Crafts Museum. Take a break from Belo Horizonte with a short trip to Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde in Betim, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Sao Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista da Lagoinha, buy something for everyone on your list at BH Shopping, and examine the collection at Memorial da Imprensa.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte online route planner.

London, UK to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Belo Horizonte. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Belo Horizonte reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sao Paulo

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tombo Beach and Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach. Let the collections at Sabina and Casa das Rosas - Espaco Haroldo de Campos de Poesia e Literatura capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Guaruja (Asturias Beach & Praia de Pernambuco), Feira de Arte e Artesanato (in Embu das Artes) and Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple (in Cotia). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, get a new perspective on nature at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and get engrossed in the history at Museu do Ipiranga.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. For shopping fun, head to Plaza Shopping Niteroi or Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Venture out of the city with trips to Niteroi (Costao de Itacoatiara, Praia de Itacoatiara, &more). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Claudio Coutinho Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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