11 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

11 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul trip planner

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Gramado
— 4 nights
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Cambara do Sul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Alegre
— 2 nights
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Gramado

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Take a break from Gramado with a short trip to Central Sul Raft in Tres Coroas, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, make a trip to Rua Coberta, get in on the family fun at Aldeia do Papai Noel, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo to Gramado is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Gramado

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and then take in breathtaking views at Malacara Canyon. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Indios Coroados Canyon and then identify plant and animal life at Cambara Adventure - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cambara do Sul trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torres.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Torres

— 2 nights
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): experience rural life at Acqua Lokos. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Morro do Farol, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Guarita, then admire the majestic nature at Parque Da Guarita, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Torres travel route planner.

Getting from Cambara do Sul to Torres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Torres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Torres

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto Alegre

— 2 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
On the 15th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Orla do Guaiba, then examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, then go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, and finally make a trip to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Guaiba Lake (River), stroll around Parque Farroupilha, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, and finally admire the natural beauty at Praca General Daltro Filho.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto Alegre journey planner.

Drive from Torres to Porto Alegre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.