12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
Foz do Iguacu
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Canela
— 3 nights
Lauro Muller
— 4 nights
Bom Retiro
— 2 nights


Foz do Iguacu

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Family-friendly places like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Kapadokya will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

Governador Celso Ramos to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canela.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites


— 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.
On the 19th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol and then get in on the family fun at Parque Terra Magica Florybal. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Castelinho Caracol, examine the collection at Mundo a Vapor, then learn about winemaking at Vitivinicola Jolimont, then find something for the whole family at Alpen Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canela travel planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Canela by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lauro Muller.

Things to do in Canela

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Lauro Muller

— 4 nights
Lauro Müller is a city in Santa Catarina, in the Southern Region of Brazil.HistoryDespite its German name, the city was settled by Italians at the end of the 19th century. Serra do Rio do Rastro has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lauro Muller: Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição (in Urussanga), Sao Joaquim (Matriz de Sao Joaquim Church, Monumento Manoel Joaquim Pinto, &more) and Bom Jardim da Serra (Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro & Barrinha Falls). There's more to do: examine the collection at Open Air Princesa Isabel Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lauro Muller vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Canela to Lauro Muller takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lauro Muller can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bom Retiro.

Things to do in Lauro Muller

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Bom Retiro

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lomba Alta Museum of Archaeology. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Salto das Aguas Parque Aquatico.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bom Retiro journey builder.

Getting from Lauro Muller to Bom Retiro by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lauro Muller to Bom Retiro. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Bom Retiro

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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.