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:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
Fly:  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: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Imperial Museum (in Petropolis). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up 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

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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 3h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip builder website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, things will get a bit cooler 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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