11 days in Sao Paulo, Punta Cana & Miami Itinerary

11 days in Sao Paulo, Punta Cana & Miami Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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Miami, United States
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 3rd (Sun), wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Punta Cana.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — 5 nights

In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey). Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Fri) at Saona Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Punta Cana takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Miami, United States — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Thalatta Estate Park (in Palmetto Bay). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of St Patrick Catholic Church, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miami day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta Cana to Miami takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Punta Cana in January: high temperatures in Miami hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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