16 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

16 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
End: Charlotte

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Imperial Museum (in Petropolis) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner.

Charlotte, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in February, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 90°F and lows at 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Imperial Museum, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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.
Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paulista Avenue, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip builder app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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