4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from London in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ilha Fiscal ©
Ilha Fiscal
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Parque Lage ©
Parque Lage

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and finally pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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