42 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

42 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Aparecida
— 3 nights
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Campos Do Jordao
— 5 nights
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Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Sao Sebastiao
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santos
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
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Campinas
— 4 nights
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Brotas
— 2 nights
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Olimpia
— 2 nights
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Ribeirao Preto
— 4 nights
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Aparecida

— 3 nights
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museu Mazzaropi (in Taubate), Bruxinhas do Mato (in Sao Francisco Xavier) and Parque Roberto Burle Marx (in Sao Jose Dos Campos). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, tour or see a show at Cancao Nova, stop by Lavandario, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Batismo.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aparecida travel app.

Rio de Janeiro to Aparecida is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, Aparecida is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Campos Do Jordao

— 5 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Go for a jaunt from Campos Do Jordao to Tremembe to see Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Amantikir Park, admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata, admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace, and take a stroll through Vila Capivari.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Campos Do Jordao trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Ubatuba

— 4 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubatuba: Serra da Bocaina National Park (in Sao Jose do Barreiro) and Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (in Cunha). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Corcovado Peak, kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach, look for gifts at Verde Fit, and browse the different shops at Villa Guarani.

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Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Ubatuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Ilhabela

— 3 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Ilhabela is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Cabras Island, take an in-depth tour of Waldemar Belisario Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha do pico do Baepi, and get great views at Mirante do Piuva.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilhabela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Sao Sebastiao

— 4 nights
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Sebastiao: Caraguatatuba (Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, Morro De Santo Antonio, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Camburi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santiago Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by ferry from Ilhabela to Sao Sebastiao takes an hour. Traveling from Ilhabela in September, expect nights in Sao Sebastiao to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santos.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Santos

— 4 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santos: Guaruja (Sao Luiz Fort & Origens Chocolateria), Torre de Miroku (in Ribeirao Pires) and SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Coffee Museum, take an in-depth tour of Instituto Historico e Geografico de Sao Vicente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony Santos, and explore the activities along Itanhaem River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santos trip planner.

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Santos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Santos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santos

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Sao Paulo

— 6 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Santos to Sao Paulo by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Campinas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Campinas

— 4 nights

Brazilian Silicone Valley

A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Campinas: Skydiving (in Boituva), Indaiatuba (Parque Ecologico de Indaiatuba & Colonia Helvetia) and Cristo Redentor of Serra Negra (in Serra Negra). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Portugal, make a trip to Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos, let the kids burn off some steam at Pitaua, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Campinas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Campinas

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Brotas

— 2 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio, then take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Praca Dr. Christiano Altenfelder Silva ( Praca da XV ), tour the pleasant surroundings at Areia que Canta, and then look for gifts at Adega Casarao.

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You can drive from Campinas to Brotas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Brotas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Olimpia.

Things to do in Brotas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Olimpia

— 2 nights

Brazil's Folklore Capital

Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Engenho Santo Mario, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guilda Giv, and then cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santa Apolonia, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral do Divino Espirito Santo, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Peao de Boiadeiro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olimpia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brotas to Olimpia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brotas to Olimpia is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ribeirao Preto.

Things to do in Olimpia

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Ribeirao Preto

— 4 nights

Brazilian California

Described as the "Brazilian California" because of its pleasant year-round weather and thriving economy, Ribeirao Preto made most of its money from the production of coffee until the 1920s.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ribeirao Preto: Santuario Diocesano De Sao Sebastiao (in Porto Ferreira), Paroquia Senhor Bom Jesus dos Aflitos (in Pirassununga) and Santa Rita de Cassia Church (in Santa Rita Do Passa Quatro). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sesc, surround yourself with nature on Carretroller - Turismo de Aventura, walk around Municipal Park Dr. Luis Carlos Raya, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Bom Jesus Da Cana Verde.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ribeirao Preto vacation planning site.

Getting from Olimpia to Ribeirao Preto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Olimpia to Ribeirao Preto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.