12 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

12 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

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Sao Lourenco Do Sul
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Mostardas
— 1 night
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Torres
— 2 nights
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Cambara do Sul
— 2 nights
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Canela
— 4 nights
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Sao Lourenco Do Sul

— 1 day
São Lourenço do Sul is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sao Lourenco do Sul Historic Municipal Museum, then stroll through Barrinha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nereidas Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Lourenco Do Sul travel route builder.

Concordia, Argentina to Sao Lourenco Do Sul is an approximately 11-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mostardas.

Things to do in Sao Lourenco Do Sul

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Mostardas

— 1 night
Mostardas is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa do Peixe National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mostardas travel planning app.

You can drive from Sao Lourenco Do Sul to Mostardas in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Torres.

Things to do in Mostardas

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Guarita and Grande Beach. Relax by the water at Praia Balneario Atlantico and Areias Brancas Beach. Step out of Torres to go to Capao da Canoa and see Arte Cafe, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Farol and examine the collection at Natural Sciences Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Torres online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mostardas to Torres in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Torres can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to 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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Aparados da Serra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Apiario Cambara, then make a trip to St. Joseph Parish, and then explore the stunning scenery at Itaimbezinho Canyon.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambara do Sul trip site.

Traveling by car from Torres to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canela.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata do Caracol and Chocolate Caseiro Planalto - Fabrica e Loja. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Estadual do Caracol and Ecoparque Sperry. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Ecologica Terra do Sempre in Sao Francisco de Paula (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, make a trip to Rua Coberta, stroll around Parque da Ferradura, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canela tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Canela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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.