8 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

8 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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8 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Aparecida
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Campos Do Jordao
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sao Sebastiao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate São Paulo Cathedral and Sao Paulo da Cruz Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, wander the streets of Liberdade, and get outside with Parque Buenos Aires.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sao Paulo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

1
night
Aparecida

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santo Antonio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Batismo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparecida vacation planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Aparecida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Santo Antonio
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Igreja de Sao Benedito ©
Igreja de Sao Benedito

1
night
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, then examine the collection at Museu Felicia Leirner, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ducha de Prata.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Campos Do Jordao planning site .

Getting from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Museums
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park
Ducha de Prata ©
Ducha de Prata
Museu Felicia Leirner ©
Museu Felicia Leirner

3
nights
Sao Sebastiao

Sao Sebastiao ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maresias Beach and Praia do Saco. Take a break from the city and head to Juquehy Beach and Curral Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calhetas Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Chuch.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Sebastiao tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Sebastiao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Sao Sebastiao are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Curral Beach
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Maresias Beach ©
Maresias Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

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