17 days in Sao Paulo, Campos Do Jordao & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

17 days in Sao Paulo, Campos Do Jordao & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Sao Paulo
— 8 nights
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Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo — 8 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Popular historic sites such as Sao Paulo Brazil Temple and São Paulo Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Santuario de Schoenstatt - Atibaia. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja Santo Antonio da Cachoeira (in Piracaia) and Fo Guang Shan Temple Zu Lai (in Cotia). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip app.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Campos Do Jordao.
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Campos Do Jordao — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, then take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, and then get great views at Mirante do Lajeado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Parque dos Elefantes, then take some stellar pictures from Morro do Elefante, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally wander the streets of Vila Capivari.

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Drive from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu de Cera de Petropolis, Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C.
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