15 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

15 days in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paulista Avenue and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida. Head to Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulofor plenty of shopping. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Aparecida (Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida & Church of Sao Geraldo), Fundacao Serra do Japi (in Jundiai) and Pico do Olho d'agua (in Mairipora). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Bosque das Cerejeiras, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

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Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro

— 9 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
For shopping fun, head to Shopping Leblon or Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo), Imperial Museum (in Petropolis) and REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (in Cachoeiras de Macacu). There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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