4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
— 1 day
2
Sao Paulo
— 1 night

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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): explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage, and finally stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Ilha Fiscal ©
Ilha Fiscal
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, thenwander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sao Paulo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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