13 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

13 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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13 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
End: Belo Horizonte

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Mirante da Prainha. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia de Ipanema and Pepe Beach. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Camboinhas Beach (in Niteroi) and Praia de Itauna (in Saquarema). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Joatinga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leme, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and look for gifts at BarraShopping.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip site .

Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Camboinhas Beach, Praia de Itauna
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Mirante da Prainha ©
Mirante da Prainha
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

6
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get a sense of the local culture at Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Museu Pele. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Juquehy Beach and Tombo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Vale Sul Shopping (in Sao Jose Dos Campos), Sao Lourenco Beach (in Bertioga) and Guaruja (Pitangueiras beach, Praia de Pernambuco, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, look for gifts at Livraria Cultura, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Martinelli.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guaruja, Juquehy Beach, Museu Pele, Vale Sul Shopping, Sao Lourenco Beach
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach ©
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach

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