44 days in Sao Paulo, Santiago & Fortaleza Itinerary

44 days in Sao Paulo, Santiago & Fortaleza Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 16 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 15 nights
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Fortaleza, Brazil
— 10 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 16 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
When in Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos in Santos, approximately Santos away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, make a trip to Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo tour planning site.

Memmingen, Germany to Sao Paulo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Memmingen to Sao Paulo is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Memmingen in November: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 15 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque), Valparaiso (La Sebastiana, Pais de Artesanos, &more) and Vina del Mar (Mirador Pablo Neruda, Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the masterpieces at Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Santiago by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Fortaleza.
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Museums · Parks · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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Fortaleza, Brazil — 10 nights

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Explore Fortaleza's surroundings by going to Cumbuco (Cumbuco Acqua Beach & Praia de Cumbuco), Praia de Morro Branco (in Beberibe) and Barra Nova Beach (in Cascavel). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Beach Park, try out the rides at Parque Bambolim - Pe de Imaginacao, browse the different shops at Shopping Iguatemi Fortaleza, and see the interesting displays at 10th GAC Cultural Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza tour site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Fortaleza takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Fortaleza due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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