41 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

41 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 6 nights
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Santos
— 2 nights
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Sao Sebastiao
— 2 nights
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Ilhabela
— 4 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba
— 4 nights
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Aparecida
— 3 nights
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Campos Do Jordao
— 5 nights
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Ribeirao Preto
— 4 nights
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Olimpia
— 2 nights
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Brotas
— 3 nights
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Campinas
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo

— 6 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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, visit Liberdade, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Sao Paulo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, with highs in Sao Paulo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santos.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santos

— 2 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony Santos, and then make a trip to Calcadao da Orla de Santos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Sao Luiz Fort, and then make a splash at SESC Bertioga.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santos trip planning site.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Santos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Santos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Santos

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Juquehy Beach, kick back and relax at Camburi Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Royal. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Mirantes da Orla, take in panoramic vistas at Mirantes do Camaroeiro, and then head outdoors with Morro De Santo Antonio.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Sebastiao online route maker.

Traveling by car from Santos to Sao Sebastiao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Ilhabela

— 4 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Ilhabela is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Pedra do Sino, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, hike along Trilha do pico do Baepi, and get outside with Praia da Ponta das Canas.

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Traveling by ferry from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
Take a break from Ubatuba with a short trip to Brava Beach in Caraguatatuba, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Corcovado Peak, enjoy the sand and surf at Domingas Dias Beach, browse the different shops at Villa Guarani, and stroll through Praia do Lazaro.

Before you visit Ubatuba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Aparecida

— 3 nights
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Get out of town with these interesting Aparecida side-trips: Pedra da Macela (in Cunha) and Taubate (Museu Mazzaropi, Museu de Artes Plasticas Anderson Fabiano, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, examine the collection at Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida, make a trip to Morro do Presépio - Santuário de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santo Antonio.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aparecida online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Aparecida takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Aparecida is 1 hour. June in Aparecida sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Campos Do Jordao

— 5 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.
Step out of Campos Do Jordao with an excursion to Pico Agudo in Santo Antonio do Pinhal--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, admire the landmark architecture of Boa Vista Palace, and admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Campos Do Jordao trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Ribeirao Preto.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Ribeirao Preto

— 4 nights

Brazilian California

Described as the "Brazilian California" because of its pleasant year-round weather and thriving economy, Ribeirao Preto made most of its money from the production of coffee until the 1920s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ribeirao Preto: Cachoeira do Itambe (in Cassia dos Coqueiros), Santuario Diocesano De Sao Sebastiao (in Porto Ferreira) and Franca (Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Gracas, Paroquia Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Capelinha), &more). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ribeirao Shopping, appreciate the history behind Parque do Cristo, make a trip to FerrLeo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cervejaria Colorado.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ribeirao Preto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Ribeirao Preto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Ribeirao Preto. June in Ribeirao Preto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Olimpia.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olimpia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Engenho Santo Mario, view the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, and finally make a splash at Thermas dos Laranjais. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Doces Noemia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santa Apolonia, then don't miss a visit to Orquidario Aguapey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral do Divino Espirito Santo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olimpia online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ribeirao Preto to Olimpia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ribeirao Preto to Olimpia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Olimpia

Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Brotas

— 3 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Explore Brotas' surroundings by going to Sao Carlos (Merano SPA & Catedral de São Carlos Borromeu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier, walk around Parque dos Saltos, stop by Casa da Cachaca, and don't miss a visit to Paroquia Sao Francisco de Assis.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brotas online holiday builder.

Drive from Olimpia to Brotas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olimpia to Brotas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Campinas.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Campinas

— 4 nights

Brazilian Silicone Valley

A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Explore Campinas' surroundings by going to Boituva (Balloon Rides & Skydiving) and Itu (Sao Lazaro Church or Nosso Senhor do Horto Church, Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parque Portugal, explore the galleries of Amerindia - Arte Indigena Brasileira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Rita de Cassia, and don't miss a visit to Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Campinas trip planner.

Drive from Brotas to Campinas 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Campinas

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips

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.