4 days in Rio de Janeiro & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

4 days in Rio de Janeiro & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, then catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rio de Janeiro. In September, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Transportation
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Sao Paulo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.