12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Porto Alegre
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Bento Goncalves
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Farroupilha
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Nova Petropolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cambara do Sul
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Torres
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Bom Jardim da Serra
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Urubici
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

1
night
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre day trip website .

Belo Horizonte to Porto Alegre is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Nightlife Museums Parks

1
night
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bento Goncalves trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto Alegre to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Farroupilha.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

few
hours
Farroupilha

Farroupilha
Farroupilha is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the Serra Gaúcha between the cities of Bento Gonçalves and Caxias do Sul. Salto Ventoso has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Ventoso.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Farroupilha trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bento Goncalves to Farroupilha takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Nova Petropolis.

Things to do in Farroupilha

Parks Nature

2
nights
Nova Petropolis

Nova Petropolis ©
A trip to Nova Petropolis offers visitors the chance to enjoy a slice of Germanic charm among the hills of southern Brazil.
You've added Esculturas Parque Pedras do Silencio, Jardim Mais Alto da Serra Gaucha, Dakota - Outlet, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Dakota - Outlet and then buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria do Imigrante.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nova Petropolis tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Farroupilha to Nova Petropolis in 1.5 hours. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gramado.

Things to do in Nova Petropolis

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Aldeia do Imigrante ©
Parque Aldeia do Imigrante
Ninho das Aguias ©
Ninho das Aguias
Esculturas Parque Pedras do Silencio ©

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harley Motor Show, Catedral de Pedra, Ferradura Park ( Horseshoe Park), and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gramado route planner .

Traveling by car from Nova Petropolis to Gramado takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Canela, Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple
Highlights from your plan
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol
Catedral de Pedra ©
Catedral de Pedra
Harley Motor Show ©
Harley Motor Show

few
hours
Cambara do Sul

Cambara do Sul
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Pedra do Segredo has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Pedra do Segredo.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cambara do Sul journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Gramado to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torres.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks Nature

1
night
Torres

Torres
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Guarita.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Torres trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Torres takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bom Jardim da Serra.

Things to do in Torres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

few
hours
Bom Jardim da Serra

Bom Jardim da Serra ©
A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canion das Laranjeiras as well as Parque Eólico. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): walk around Parque Eólico and then explore the stunning scenery at Canion das Laranjeiras.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bom Jardim da Serra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Torres to Bom Jardim da Serra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bom Jardim da Serra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Urubici.

Things to do in Bom Jardim da Serra

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canion das Laranjeiras ©
Canion das Laranjeiras
Parque Eólico ©
Parque Eólico

1
night
Urubici

Urubici ©
With average temperatures ranging between 12 C (54 F) and 16 C (61 F), and the possibility of snow in winter, Urubici is officially the coldest town in Brazil.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Morro da Igreja as well as Cachoeira do Avencal. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Avencal and then take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Campestre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Urubici trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bom Jardim da Serra to Urubici in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bom Jardim da Serra to Urubici due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Urubici

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Morro do Campestre ©
Morro do Campestre
Morro da Igreja ©
Morro da Igreja
Cachoeira do Avencal ©
Cachoeira do Avencal

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nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Urubici to Florianopolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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