60 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

60 days in State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Sao Paulo vacation planner

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

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ribeirao Preto: Santa Rita de Cassia Church (in Santa Rita Do Passa Quatro), Batatais (Camara Municipal de Batatais, Floresta Estadual de Batatais, &more) and Simonense Alaur da Matta History Museum (in Sao Simao). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana De Sao Sebastiao, see the interesting displays at Associação Cultural de Amigos do Museu Casa de Portinar, browse the different shops at Ribeirao Shopping, and take a stroll around Sesc.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ribeirao Preto online attractions planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Ribeirao Preto is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Ribeirao Preto. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Ribeirao Preto at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olimpia.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Engenho Santo Mario, then stop by Doces Noemia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, and finally make a splash at Thermas dos Laranjais. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Hot Beach Olimpia and then don't miss a visit to Orquidario Aguapey.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olimpia day trip tool.

You can drive from Ribeirao Preto to Olimpia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brotas

— 4 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brotas: Nossa Senhora Aparecida Chapel (in Aguas de Sao Pedro), SESC Bauru (in Bauru) and Dom Pedro II Falls (in Mineiros do Tiete). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, walk around Recanto das Cachoeiras, identify plant and animal life at Ecoparque Cassorova, and stop by Adega Casarao.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brotas tour app.

Getting from Olimpia to Brotas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olimpia to Brotas. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Campinas.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Campinas

— 5 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), Boituva (Skydiving & Balloon Rides) and Testemunhas de Jeova - Sede do Brasil (in Cesario Lange). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Mon) at Wet'n Wild. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Shopping Center Iguatemi Campinas, explore the world behind art at Amerindia - Arte Indigena Brasileira, make a trip to Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Campinas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brotas to Campinas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brotas to Campinas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sao Jose Dos Campos.

Things to do in Campinas

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sao Jose Dos Campos

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Jose Dos Campos: Guararema (Mirante de Guararema, Parque Municipal Ilha Grande, &more), Sao Francisco Xavier (Bruxinhas do Mato & Jo Art Propria) and Taubate (Museu Mazzaropi & Santa Terezinha Sanctuary). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Parque Vicentina Aranha, browse the different shops at Vale Sul Shopping, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fatima, and admire the landmark architecture of Espaco Engenheiro Riugi Kojima.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sao Jose Dos Campos fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Campinas to Sao Jose Dos Campos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campinas to Sao Jose Dos Campos. In December, daytime highs in Sao Jose Dos Campos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Jose Dos Campos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Natural Municipal do Trabiju (in Pindamonhangaba) and Pedra do Bau (in Sao Bento do Sapucai). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, admire the landmark architecture of Boa Vista Palace, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ducha de Prata.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Campos Do Jordao trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campos Do Jordao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campos Do Jordao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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: Cancao Nova (in Cachoeira Paulista) and Taubate (House of Figureiro & Didatico do Corpo Humano Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Geraldo, make a trip to Casa de Frei Galvao, and take in the views from Passarela da Fe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aparecida trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida is 1 hour. In December in Aparecida, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Ubatuba

— 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.
When in Ubatuba, make a side trip to see Mococa Beach in Caraguatatuba, approximately Caraguatatuba away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Barquario, kick back and relax at Almada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Domingas Dias Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar.

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Traveling by car from Aparecida to Ubatuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ilhabela

— 6 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: catch all the local highlights with Jipe Aventura Turismo, enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach, stroll through Praia Vermelha, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ilhabela tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilhabela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela. In January, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Sao Sebastiao

— 6 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: Caraguatatuba (Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, Martim de Sa Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maresias Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boicucanga Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira da Pedra Lisa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sao Sebastiao journey tool.

Ride a ferry from Ilhabela to Sao Sebastiao in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Guaruja.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Guaruja

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guaruja: Palacio das Artes (in Praia Grande), SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga) and Santos (Shrine of St. Anthony of Valongo, Coffee Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tombo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitangueiras beach, go for a walk through Praia Tijucopava, and look for all kinds of wild species at Estacao Ecologica de Jureia-Itatins.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Guaruja itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Guaruja in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Guaruja can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Guaruja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sao Paulo

— 8 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 Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, and get curious at Museu Catavento.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guaruja to Sao Paulo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.