… of São Paulo or to Rio de Janeiro
You can leave for the coast using one of the two highways “imigrantes” or “anchieta” to arrive in Santos or Guarujá. From there you can head further south as well as driving on the road Rio – Santos further north. If your destination is north of Guarujá there is also the possibility to approach the coast by leaving São Paulo in direction of Rio de Janeiro (highway Ayrton Senna) and passing Mogi das Cruzes. On your way from the mountains there is a parking lot, from where you have a terrific view to the coast as well as to a waterfall.
Rio de Janeiro is about 400 kms from São Paulo. We have a suggestion to make the his tour here… .