8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  12​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then take in the exciting artwork at Zipper Galeria, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the next day, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and finally stop by Galeria Arte Brasileira.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Sao Paulo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santo Domingo to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. In December in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. You'll explore and learn at Imperial Museum and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, look for gifts at Livraria e Edicoes Folha Seca, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip maker site .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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