23 days in Shanghai, Bangkok & Sao Paulo Itinerary

23 days in Shanghai, Bangkok & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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23 days in Shanghai, Bangkok & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  34​h
1
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Suzhou (Suzhou Museum & The Classical Gardens of Suzhou). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower, and make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai vacation builder

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Shanghai is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. In December, Shanghai is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Suzhou
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

6
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip tool

You can do a combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Bangkok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Bangkok is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in December, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

7
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal, wander the streets of Jardins District, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo visit website

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Sao Paulo in 28 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Brasilia Time is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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