34 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Luis Itinerary

34 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Luis Itinerary

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34 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Luis Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 18 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sao Luis
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

18
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo), Arabotanica (in Teresopolis) and Petropolis (Museu de Cera de Petropolis, Cervejaria Bohemia, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro attractions planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Niteroi, Saquarema, Scuba & Snorkeling, Arabotanica
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

15
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Luis: Wang Park (in Paco do Lumiar), Sao Jose de Ribamar (Aracagi Beach, Igreja de Sao Jose de Ribamar, & more) and Raposa (Haras 4 Irmaos & Fronhas maranhence). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Se, enjoy the sand and surf at Calhau Beach, and stop by Casa das Tulhas.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Luis vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Luis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Jose de Ribamar, Raposa, Parque Estadual do Mirador, Wang Park, Poco Azul
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Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se
Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach

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