11 days in Sao Paulo, Florianopolis & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

11 days in Sao Paulo, Florianopolis & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil sightseeing planner

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Drive to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Fly to Sao Paulo
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Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then take a stroll through Liberdade, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip maker app.

Pensacola, USA to Sao Paulo is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Pensacola to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pensacola in May, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 73°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Costa da Lagoa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, then stroll through Joaquina Beach, and finally stop by Soulvenir.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Florianopolis day trip planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Rio de Janeiro

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in May, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Sao Paulo

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and finally admire the striking features of Edificio Martinelli.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping