12 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

12 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Salgado Filho Airport, Drive to Balneario Pinhal
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Balneario Pinhal
— 1 night
Drive
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Torres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cambara do Sul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canela
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Buenos Aires

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Balneario Pinhal

— 1 night
For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Balneario Pinhal day trip site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Balneario Pinhal is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: highs in Balneario Pinhal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Torres.

Things to do in Balneario Pinhal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Torres

— 4 nights
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Guarita and Parque Da Guarita. Relax by the water at Praia Balneario Atlantico and Areias Brancas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torres side-trips: Trilha Do Rio Do Boi (in Praia Grande) and Monumento ao Mineiro (in Criciuma). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Farol, admire the striking features of Ponte Pensil, and explore the fascinating underground world of Nossa Senhora Aparecida Grotto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Torres trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Balneario Pinhal to Torres in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Torres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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 30th (Tue): stroll around National Park of Aparados da Serra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Apiario Cambara, don't miss a visit to St. Joseph Parish, and then explore the stunning scenery at Itaimbezinho Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cambara do Sul trip builder app.

Getting from Torres to Cambara do Sul by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Canela.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Canela

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascata do Caracol and Reserva Ecologica Terra do Sempre. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Estadual do Caracol and Ecoparque Sperry. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, and look for gifts at Divina Tavola Especiarias.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canela trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Canela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.