6 days in Salvador, Brasilia & Sao Paulo Itinerary

6 days in Salvador, Brasilia & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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6 days in Salvador, Brasilia & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Salvador
— 1 night
2
Brasilia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, examine the collection at Sister Dulce memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then wander the streets of Pelourinho, then admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Modelo, stroll through Praia do Porto da Barra, then steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and finally admire all the interesting features of Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salvador trip maker app .

Porto Alegre to Salvador is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Porto Alegre in April, things will get a bit warmer in Salvador: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

1
day
Brasilia

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the views from JK Bridge, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and finally stroll through Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasilia day trip planning site .

You can fly from Salvador to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in April, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Brasilia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks Historic Sites
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Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek) ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

2
nights
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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, see the interesting displays at Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, then take a stroll through Liberdade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brasilia to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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