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3 Days in São Paulo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2017

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Day 1: Get Acquainted with São Paulo
Get to know one of the world’s largest cities by heading directly into its heart with a tour of neo-Gothic Sé Cathedral and a few hours of free culture at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. When you get hungry, visit the bustling Mercado Municipal for a giant, world-famous mortadella sandwich, followed by an afternoon of art at the gloriously restored Pinacoteca do Estado, or immerse yourself in the beautiful sounds of Brazil’s mother tongue at the Museu da Língua Portuguesa.

Architecture aficionados and urban aesthetes can get their fill atop the Art Deco-inspired Banespa tower, with 360-degree panoramas of the megalopolis in the daytime, or spectacular nighttime views from the 41st-floor restaurant and bar in the EdifícioItália. Wrap up the first night with al fresco dining and a stroll along Avenida Paulista or in one of the many funky nightspots along Rua Augusta.

Day 2: Explore the City's Parks
Start the day up on Avenida Paulista, where you can choose between indoor art action at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) or explore the small patch of tropical forest just across the street, Trianon Park.

Smack in the middle of town, São Paulo’s vast Ibirapuera Park offers visitors hiking and biking trails to keep body together along with a clutch of artfully-designed museums to take care of the mind. The absorbing Museu Afro Brasil and the engaging Museum of Modern Art (MAM) are two of the park’s must-sees. Afterwards, take a cab over to Vila Madalena and explore the graffitied alleyways of the Beco do Batman (Batman’s Cave) and on weekends, enjoy the sights and sounds of the popular flea markets at Praça Benedito Calixto in Pinheiros or in Liberdade, São Paulo’s Japantown. You can end the night with samba at one of the boisterous botecos (gastropubs) in Vila Madalena or go full-on kitsch with karaoke in Liberdade.

Day 3: Take a Day Trip
If you start to come down with city-fatigue, skip town to either the Litoral Paulista—the breathtaking stretch of Atlantic coastal beaches, including Guarujá and Ilhabela, only a couple hours’ drive southeast—or to Embu das Artes, a bohemian artist enclave just a few miles to the west.

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Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour

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If you want to see São Paulo’s top attractions and you’ve only got a few hours to spare, book a private city tour to cover a lot of ground as you explore ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

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City Tour Meet São Paulo

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This City Tour Meet São Paulo presents the main touristic places, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. A long of the tour you will see the ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Santos and Guaruja Beach

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This private tour is a great choice for those who are looking for both an historical and an ecological tour, a mix between the gorgeous beaches of Guaruja and ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Street Art Tour of São Paulo

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See the best of São Paulo’s street art on a 3-hour private tour of the city. Discover São Paulo’s downtown as well as the ‘bairros’ (neighborhoods) ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Eco Tour at Cantareira State Park from São Paulo

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Venture into Brazil’s Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) on a half-day eco-tour from São Paulo. Traveling to Cantareira State Park by private ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Coffee and Beaches Day Trip from São Paulo

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Take a São Paulo day trip to the city of Santos, famous for its coffee exports and hang out at several island beaches in nearby Guarujá. With ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private City Tour of São Paulo

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Welcome to São Paulo! This tour is for those who do not have much time to explore the city. During this amazing tour, you will see all the most popular ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Bike Tour of São Paulo

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Sunday is the perfect day to jump on a bike and check out the various cultures that make up this diverse city. Join us as we ride through the downtown area, ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Taste of São Paulo: Traditional Food and Drinks

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The best way to learn Brazil’s history is through its food and drink. Come explore one of the most bohemian neighborhoods in the world as we eat and drink ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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3 Beaches - Paradise Route Tour from São Paulo, São Paulo, Food Tours
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3 Beaches - Paradise Route Tour from São Paulo

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Discover white-sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters on the coast of São Paulo state on this full-day, small group tour from the city of São ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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