12 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

12 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 8 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Paulista Avenue. Get some historical perspective at São Paulo Cathedral and Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Piracaia (Igreja do Rosario & Igreja Santo Antonio da Cachoeira). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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Munich, Germany to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in September, with highs in Sao Paulo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Piracaia, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

8
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.
Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara in Petropolis, approximately Petropolis away. The adventure continues: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Cultural Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel tool.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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