best time of the year to go to SAO PAULO

Sao Paulo, capital of Sao Paulo state, has 15 million people poplation and is by far the biggest Brazilian and South America's business centre.

Some of its land distances are: 266 miles /429 Km away from Rio de Janeiro, 2466 miles/3971 Km away from Manaus (Amazon), 1900 miles/3100 Km away from Fortaleza (Northeast) and 689 miles/1109 Km away from Porto Alegre (near Argentine).

Sao Paulo offers entertainment and nightlife, and is a key gateway to many Brazilian destinations.

Best time to visit Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo hasn’t a tropical or subtropical weather. Its winter temperatures (June - September) are typically mild (55-75º F/13ºC-24ºC). Air temperatures rarely hit freezing and when they do, it is big news. Anyway, they can drop to low levels. June and July are the driest months of the year with moderate temperatures (above 55º F/13ºC).

Springtime and Fall months (September to November; April to June) are sunny and temperature is higher, with some afternoon showers.

The summer goes from January to March, and temperatures increase as high as 90º F. That’s a rainiest period; afternoon showers become very common.

Which is the best time to visit Sao Paulo?

If you intend to avoid the rain (as most people do) April to September are a good choice.

But if you want to enjoy nearby coastal travel spots and beaches, and if you don’t mind high temperatures, then the best time is the Brazilian summer months (also the one with more people, and more expensive hotel rates in places such as Santos or Guaruja, or Florianópolis or Rio de Janeiro and the beaches around).

For more clues on Sao Paulo and the best time to visit the city and the area around it, take a look at the graphs below, with the monthly precipitation levels, as well as the temperature and humidity. For tips on seawater temperatures, see: Brazil seawater temperatures.

Monthly Average Maximum and Minimum air temperatures (Celsius) Sao Paulo
Source:, Gráficos climatológicos (1961-1990)

Sao Paulo Maximum and Minimum Air Temperatures

Humidity levels: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo monthly humidity

Sao Paulo: monthly rainfall levels (mm)

Sao Paulo Precipitation Monthly

Sao Paulo & Google Map

More information

Sao Paulo has 3 airports. The main one is Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl, 18 miles/28 km away from the city centre. Guarulhos Intl serves all international destinations and some Brazilian cities.

Besides the Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport, there are also:
- Sao Paulo Congonhas Intl (CGH), located 9 miles/14 km away from the city and used as a domestic airport mainly involved in Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro flights.
- Sao Paulo Marte (SBMT), located 2 miles/4 km away from the city centre.

Transfers from the airport to Sao Paulo
There is a wide service of taxis and there are buses every few minutes to several destinations in Sao Paulo and around.

Sao Paulo involves a wide set of oppportunities for entertainment, food and nightlife. Moreover, Sao Paulo has its own beaches (a few dozen miles away, in the coast) and is very close to world class ones (Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Florianopolis) and to top Brazilian attractions: the Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, etc. See for more information:
Brazil Sao Paulo: nightlife, shopping and restaurants
Sao Paulo map and districts
Sao Paulo beaches
Other attractions in the south of Brazil
Iguassu Falls