8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Campinas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corcovado Christ the Redeemer as well as Parasailing & Paragliding. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Johannesburg in September, with lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Campinas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

2
nights
Campinas

Campinas ©
A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Moinho Povos Unidos and then find something for the whole family at Parque Hopi Hari. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Portugal, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Parque D. Pedro Shopping.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Campinas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Campinas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Campinas is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campinas

Nightlife Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Parque Hopi Hari, Moinho Povos Unidos
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Parque Hopi Hari ©
Parque Hopi Hari
Parque Portugal ©
Parque Portugal
Moinho Povos Unidos ©
Moinho Povos Unidos

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nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sao Paulo Aquarium as well as Dive For Fun. On the 9th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoológico de São Paulo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. On the next day, stroll through Ibirapuera Park and then have unforgettable encounters with Dive For Fun.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Campinas to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In September in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Dive For Fun ©
Dive For Fun

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