60 days in Grand Rapids & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

60 days in Grand Rapids & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids, United States
— 9 nights
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Drive to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Sao Sebastiao
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Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aparecida, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Campinas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brotas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olimpia, Brazil
— 1 night
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Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santos, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Grand Rapids, United States

— 9 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Forever Curious Children's Museum (in Fennville), Midland (Dow Gardens, Alden Dow Home and Studio, &more) and Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, see the sky in a new way at Grand Rapids Public Museum, and see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids travel planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Grand Rapids is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Grand Rapids due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Sebastiao: Caraguatatuba (Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, Martim de Sa Beach, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Maresias Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juquehy Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Royal.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sao Sebastiao day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Grand Rapids to Sao Sebastiao with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Sao Sebastiao is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in December: high temperatures in Sao Sebastiao hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Ilhabela, Brazil

— 5 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: cast your line with Jipe Aventura Turismo, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Paqueta, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Do Bonete.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ilhabela trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ubatuba, Brazil

— 6 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: see some colorful creatures with Barquario, kick back and relax at Fortaleza Beach, step off the mainland to explore Prumirim Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itamambuca Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ubatuba trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and 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 (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Aparecida, Brazil

— 2 nights
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Caminho Do Rosario, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, and finally don't miss a visit to Sala das Promessas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Casa de Frei Galvao, snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, then see the interesting displays at Didatico do Corpo Humano Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela do Batismo.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aparecida itinerary tool.

Drive from Ubatuba to Aparecida in 2.5 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. In January in Aparecida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Campos Do Jordao, Brazil

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pedra do Bau (in Sao Bento do Sapucai), Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe (in Tremembe) and Parque Natural Municipal do Trabiju (in Pindamonhangaba). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata, wander the streets of Vila Capivari, and take some stellar pictures from Morro do Elefante.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Campos Do Jordao trip website.

Traveling by car from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sao Jose Dos Campos.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of the Valley

Bustling avenues, tall buildings, and thriving industry typify modern day Sao Jose dos Campos, a city of nearly 700,000 people within an hour of São Paulo.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Jose Dos Campos: Guararema (Parque Municipal Ilha Grande & Mirante de Guararema), Igreja Matriz de Santa Branca (in Santa Branca) and Taubate (Museu Mazzaropi & Santa Terezinha Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Parque Vicentina Aranha, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sao Dimas, see some colorful creatures with Overdive Mergulho, and buy something for everyone on your list at Vale Sul Shopping.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Jose Dos Campos tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Jose Dos Campos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Sao Jose Dos Campos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Campinas.

Things to do in Sao Jose Dos Campos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Campinas, Brazil

— 3 nights

Brazilian Silicone Valley

A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Campinas: Ceu Sagrado (in Sorocaba) and Skydiving (in Boituva). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Wet'n Wild. There's still lots to do: stop by Shopping Center Iguatemi Campinas, make a trip to Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and stroll around Parque Portugal.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Campinas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campinas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campinas is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brotas.

Things to do in Campinas

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Brotas, Brazil

— 4 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio (in Jau) and Dom Pedro II Falls (in Mineiros do Tiete). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Territorio Selvagem Canoar. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Anand Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Ecoparque Cassorova, and walk around Recanto das Cachoeiras.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brotas online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Campinas to Brotas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Campinas to Brotas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Brotas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olimpia.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Olimpia, Brazil

— 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 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Orquidario Aguapey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, and then cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olimpia trip planning site.

You can drive from Brotas to Olimpia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brotas to Olimpia is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ribeirao Preto.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

— 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: Batatais (Camara Municipal de Batatais, Floresta Estadual de Batatais, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana De Sao Sebastiao, buy something for everyone on your list at Ribeirao Shopping, get into the urban bustle at Sesc, and make a trip to FerrLeo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ribeirao Preto online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olimpia to Ribeirao Preto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olimpia to Ribeirao Preto due to the time zone difference. January in Ribeirao Preto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santos.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santos, Brazil

— 4 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santos: Guaruja (Pitangueiras beach, Tombo Beach, &more), Saudade e Praiao Beach (do Tombo) (in Itanhaem) and SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, don't miss a visit to Praca da Independencia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of St. Anthony of Valongo, and get engrossed in the history at Instituto Historico e Geografico de Sao Vicente.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santos trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Ribeirao Preto to Santos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Santos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 7 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, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, get curious at Museu Catavento, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sao Paulo using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santos to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.