13 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

13 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul route planner

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Canela
— 3 nights
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Nova Petropolis
— 2 nights
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Porto Alegre
— 2 nights
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Imbe
— 4 nights
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Rolante
— 1 night
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Canela

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alpen Park as well as Parque Estadual do Caracol. Attractions like Ecoparque Sperry and Super Carros make great kid-friendly stops.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canela trip itinerary builder tool.

Porto Alegre to Canela is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nova Petropolis.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Nova Petropolis

— 2 nights

Garden of Serra Gaucha

A trip to Nova Petropolis offers visitors the chance to enjoy a slice of Germanic charm among the hills of southern Brazil.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Panelao de Sao Roque as well as Pinheiro Multissecular. On the 27th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Esculturas Parque Pedras do Silencio and then stroll through Pinheiro Multissecular. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with Ninho das Aguias and then get outside with Panelao de Sao Roque.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nova Petropolis trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Canela to Nova Petropolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Nova Petropolis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

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Porto Alegre

— 2 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Alegre trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Nova Petropolis to Porto Alegre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Porto Alegre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Imbe on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Nightlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Imbe

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cascata da Forqueta as well as Cachoeira Garapia. Change things up with a short trip to Cascata da Pedra Branca in Tres Forquilhas (about 1h 10 min away).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Imbe tour planner.

Drive from Porto Alegre to Imbe in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Imbe can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Rolante on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Imbe

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Rolante

— 1 night
Rolante is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Like many towns in the state which were settled by German-speaking Europeans in the 19th century, the German language is still present in daily family and community life, if not as much in the public sphere since World War II; the regional German dialect is called Riograndenser Hunsrückisch, as it is a Brazilian variant of the dialekt spoken in the Hunsrück region of southwest Germany. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascata do Chuvisqueiro.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rolante trip planner.

You can drive from Imbe to Rolante in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rolante are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rolante

Parks · Nature

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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.