17 days in State of Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

17 days in State of Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Sao Paulo — 7 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 National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Paulista Avenue and Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Carte Blanche Safari - Private Tours, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 9 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Family-friendly places like Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Pedra do Arpoador will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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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.