60 days in New York City, Washington DC & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Washington DC & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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60 days in New York City, Washington DC & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Campinas, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brotas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Aparecida, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

10
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9
nights
Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Little Library (in Vienna), Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Urban Axes Baltimore). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg, Arlington, Diehl's Produce Market, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

6
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 SESC Bertioga in Bertioga--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

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Getting from Washington DC to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sao Paulo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Campinas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

SESC Bertioga
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
nights
Campinas, Brazil

Campinas ©
A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
Explore Campinas' surroundings by going to Serra do Mursa (in Varzea Paulista), Skydiving (in Boituva) and Engenho Nica Preta (in Itupeva). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catedral Sao Joao Batista, make a trip to Praca Dom Pedro I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center, and admire the striking features of Basilica de Santo Antonio de Padua.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Campinas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sao Paulo to Campinas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brotas.

Things to do in Campinas

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Engenho Nica Preta, Basilica de Santo Antonio de Padua, Skydiving, Igreja Catedral Sao Joao Batista, Praca Roque Torce Filho
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Catedral Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja Catedral Sao Joao Batista
Skydiving
Seara de Luz Tupinamba ©
Seara de Luz Tupinamba

3
nights
Brotas, Brazil

Brotas ©
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Get out of town with these interesting Brotas side-trips: Balloon Rides (in Aguas de Sao Pedro), Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio (in Jau) and Science Center of Araraquara (in Araraquara). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the activities along Rio Jacare-Pepira, view the masterpieces at Anand Atelier, and admire the sheer force of Dom Pedro II Falls.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brotas trip builder website .

Getting from Campinas to Brotas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Campinas to Brotas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Brotas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Brotas

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Rio Jacare-Pepira, Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio, Dom Pedro II Falls, Balloon Rides, Science Center of Araraquara
Highlights from your plan
Anand Atelier ©
Anand Atelier
Zipline
Rio Jacare-Pepira ©
Rio Jacare-Pepira

3
nights
Campos Do Jordao, Brazil

Campos Do Jordao ©
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 Cervejaria Araukarien (in Santo Antonio do Pinhal) and Espaco BBloc Escalada em Boulder (in Sao Bento do Sapucai). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Zoom Bike Park, get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Maostiqueiras, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Campos Do Jordao travel planner.

Traveling by car from Brotas to Campos Do Jordao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brotas to Campos Do Jordao. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Espaco BBloc Escalada em Boulder, Cervejaria Araukarien
Highlights from your plan
Zoom Bike Park ©
Zoom Bike Park
Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park

4
nights
Aparecida, Brazil

Aparecida ©
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aparecida: Cachoeira da Pedreira (in Lavrinhas), Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista) and Sao Francisco Xavier (Jo Art Propria & Focinho D'Anta Peak). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, examine the collection at Didatico do Corpo Humano Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Caminho Do Rosario.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aparecida online journey maker .

You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Aparecida, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Aparecida

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taubate, Sao Francisco Xavier, Cancao Nova, Cachoeira da Pedreira
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Sao Benedito ©
Igreja de Sao Benedito
Jo Art Propria ©
Jo Art Propria

7
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
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.
Step out of Ubatuba to go to Sao Luiz do Paraitinga and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Corcovado Peak, kick back and relax at Domingas Dias Beach, head outdoors with Praia do Sul, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Galhetas Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ubatuba trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Aparecida to Ubatuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aparecida to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Peak ©
Corcovado Peak
Prumirim Island ©
Prumirim Island
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

Sao Sebastiao ©
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 Sao Sebastiao's surroundings by going to Caraguatatuba (Brava Beach, Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Juquehy Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Preta e Conchos Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sao Sebastiao trip planner .

Drive from Ubatuba to Sao Sebastiao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Sao Sebastiao can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caraguatatuba
Highlights from your plan
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Santiago Beach ©
Santiago Beach
Morro De Santo Antonio ©
Morro De Santo Antonio

5
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Ilhabela is known for beaches, nature, trails, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia Vermelha, hike along Bonete Beach, take an in-depth tour of Waldemar Belisario Museum, and stroll through Arrozal Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ilhabela trip planner .

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela in an hour. May in Ilhabela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

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