10 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

10 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul route planner

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Porto Alegre
— 1 night
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Torres
— 1 night
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Cambara do Sul
— 2 nights
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Farroupilha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canela
— 3 nights
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Nova Petropolis
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Porto Alegre
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Porto Alegre

— 1 night

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Metropolitan Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, then get outside with Pista do Gasometro, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Orla do Guaiba.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto Alegre trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: high temperatures in Porto Alegre hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Torres.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Torres

— 1 night
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Estadual de Itapeva, Morro do Farol and Praia da Itapeva. On the 13th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Itapeva, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Itapeva, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Farol.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Torres online holiday maker.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Torres in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Torres

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Cambara do Sul

— 2 nights
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itaimbezinho Canyon, Cachoeira do Tigre Preto and Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul. On the 14th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Itaimbezinho Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and then get outside with Cachoeira do Tigre Preto.

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Traveling by car from Torres to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Farroupilha.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Farroupilha

— 2 nights
Farroupilha is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the Serra Gaúcha between the cities of Bento Gonçalves and Caxias do Sul. Your day by day itinerary now includes Vale dos Vinhedos, Caminhos de Pedra and Casa Valduga Winery. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Vale dos Vinhedos and then learn about winemaking at Casa Valduga Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario N S do Caravaggio and then go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Farroupilha itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Farroupilha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canela.

Things to do in Farroupilha

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela

— 3 nights
One of the best bases for ecotourism in the Serra Gaúcha area, the old town of Canela charms visitors with quaint architecture and a laid-back atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Prefeitura Municipal de Gramado, Igreja do Relogio, Casa do Colono, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol and look for gifts at Chocolate Lugano.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canela trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Farroupilha to Canela takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nova Petropolis.

Things to do in Canela

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Nova Petropolis

Garden of Serra Gaucha

A trip to Nova Petropolis offers visitors the chance to enjoy a slice of Germanic charm among the hills of southern Brazil.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nova Petropolis planning website.

Traveling by car from Canela to Nova Petropolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Nova Petropolis

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Porto Alegre

Smile City

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Porto Alegre trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Nova Petropolis to Porto Alegre by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.