7 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

7 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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7 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Newark

3
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Football Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Igreja da Boa Morte. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool .

Newark, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Sao Paulo is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Sao Paulo at 84°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Copacabana Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning site .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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