23 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

23 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Santa Catarina trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Itapema
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Itapema
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 8 nights
Drive
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Blumenau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Balneario Camboriu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bombinhas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garopaba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nova Veneza
— 4 nights
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Rio Branco

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Itapema

— 2 nights
One of Santa Catarina's most popular tourist destinations, Itapema hugs the shore in an attractive sandy bay, framed by rocky outcrops and hills.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Palmas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Ilhota, enjoy the sand and surf at Itapema Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meia-Praia Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mirante do Encanto.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Itapema trip planning tool.

Rio Branco to Itapema is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Acre Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Itapema

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florianopolis

— 8 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get some cultural insight at Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Galeria de Arte Luciano Martins. Do your shopping at Lagoa da Conceicao and Passeio Primavera. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Santinho.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip planning site.

Getting from Itapema to Florianopolis by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blumenau.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Blumenau

— 2 nights

Tropical Germany

Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paroquia Evangelica de Confissao Luterana Sao Lucas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Pomerode, then steep yourself in history at Portal Turistico Sul, and finally surround yourself with nature on ArtFalcon Falcoaria.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Blumenau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Blumenau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Blumenau

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Balneario Camboriu

— 2 nights
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
On the 7th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Publico de Itajai, admire the striking features of Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava Beach, and finally look for gifts at Balneario Shopping. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Central Beach, then get a dose of the wild on Nos Turismo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Estaleirinho Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Balneario Camboriu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Balneario Camboriu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Bombinhas

— 2 nights
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora Imaculada Conceicao Chapel, kick back and relax at Sepultura Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bombinhas Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Quatro Ilhas and then stroll through Praia de Mariscal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bombinhas vacation planning website.

You can drive from Balneario Camboriu to Bombinhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Bombinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Garopaba.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Garopaba

— 2 nights
Once a sleepy fishing village, Garopaba has managed to retain much of its low-key charm despite the thousands of visitors who flock to its shores.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Silveira Beach, stroll through Ferrugem Beach, then stop by Atelier ART3, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Siriu Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia São Joaquim, then kick back and relax at Garopaba Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Atelie Espinha de Peixe.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Garopaba trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bombinhas to Garopaba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Garopaba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nova Veneza.

Things to do in Garopaba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Nova Veneza

— 4 nights
Nova Veneza is a Brazilian municipality located in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. Santuario de Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio and Paroquia Sao Marcos will appeal to history buffs. Anton Eyng Museum and Nova Veneza History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Nova Veneza, make a side trip to see Maracaja Ecological Park in Maracaja, approximately Maracaja away. There's still lots to do: admire the engineering at Barragem do Rio Sao Bento, see the interesting displays at Immigrant Museum Conego Miguel Giacca, and make a trip to Portico de Entrada.

To plan Nova Veneza vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Garopaba to Nova Veneza by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nova Veneza

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.