34 days in State of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Lencois Maranhenses National Park Itinerary

34 days in State of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Lencois Maranhenses National Park Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Guaruja
— 2 nights
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Sao Sebastiao
— 3 nights
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Ubatuba
— 4 nights
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Campos Do Jordao
— 3 nights
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Aparecida
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro
— 11 nights
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 3 nights
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Olimpia
— 1 night
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Brotas
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Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, stop by Liberdade, see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sao Paulo. In January, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guaruja.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Guaruja

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Atlantic

Less than 100 km (60 mi) from Sao Paolo, the busy beach town of Guaruja remains unconditionally devoted to tourism, charming visitors with more than 20 well-developed beaches tailor-made for surfing, swimming, and soaking up the sun.
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach and then laugh and play at SESC Bertioga. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asturias Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tombo Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Guaruja road trip planning site.

Drive from Sao Paulo to Guaruja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Guaruja sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Guaruja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao

— 3 nights
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Sao Sebastiao side-trips: Ilhabela (Curral Beach & Mirante do Piuva). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maresias Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camburizinho Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Spa Royal.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sao Sebastiao trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guaruja to Sao Sebastiao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Sebastiao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Ubatuba

— 4 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Ubatuba is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Barquario, kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prumirim Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Corcovado Peak.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba attractions planner.

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Campos Do Jordao

— 3 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Campos Do Jordao is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Morro do Elefante, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Aparecida

— 1 night
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Morro do Cruzeiro, then make a trip to Morro do Presépio - Santuário de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aparecida tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro

— 11 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Aparecida to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Aparecida in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

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Explore your travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Lencois Maranhenses National Park with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Olimpia.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Nature · Parks

Olimpia

— 1 night

Brazil's Folklore Capital

Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Orquidario Aguapey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, and then cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olimpia trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Olimpia with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Olimpia is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Brotas.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Brotas

— 2 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier, walk around Parque dos Saltos, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally stop by Adega Casarao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): walk around Recanto das Cachoeiras and then identify plant and animal life at Ecoparque Cassorova.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brotas trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Olimpia to Brotas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Specialty Museums
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.