31 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

31 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Bombinhas
— 5 nights
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Penha
— 4 nights
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Pomerode
— 3 nights
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Urubici
— 5 nights
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Bom Jardim da Serra
— 2 nights
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Imbituba
— 4 nights
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Florianopolis
— 7 nights
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Bombinhas

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Bombinhas Beach and Praia de Bombas. Explore Bombinhas' surroundings by going to Praia de Palmas (in Governador Celso Ramos), Balneario Camboriu (Passeio San Miguel, Igreja de Santa Ines, &more) and Itapema (Itapema Beach, Praca da Paz, &more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Mirante De Bombas, kick back and relax at Praia do Estaleiro, make a trip to Santuario De Madre Paulina, and stroll through Praia de Mariscal.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bombinhas online holiday planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Bombinhas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in June, with highs in Bombinhas at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Penha.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penha

— 4 nights

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Kids will enjoy Beto Carrero World and Cristo Luz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penha: Itajai (Morro da Cruz, Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento, &more) and Balneario Camboriu (Central Beach, Praia das Laranjeiras, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Oceanografico Univali Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Penha road trip planning website.

Getting from Bombinhas to Penha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pomerode.

Things to do in Penha

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pomerode

— 3 nights

The Most German City in Brazil

Founded in the 1860s by Pomeranian Germans, the small town of Pomerode boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure that makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of foreign visitors.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ArtFalcon Falcoaria and Vila Encantada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pomerode: Rota das Cachoeiras - RPPN Emilio Fiorentino Battistella (in Corupa) and Blumenau (Hering Museum, Vila Germanica Park, &more). There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Pomerode and examine the collection at Museu Pomerano - Centro Cultural de Pomerode.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pomerode vacation planner.

Drive from Penha to Pomerode in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pomerode can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Urubici.

Things to do in Pomerode

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Urubici

— 5 nights
With average temperatures ranging between 12 C (54 F) and 16 C (61 F), and the possibility of snow in winter, Urubici is officially the coldest town in Brazil.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Urubici: Catedral Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres (in Lages), Morro das Torres (in Urupema) and Serra do Corvo Branco (in Grao Para). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Morro da Igreja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Avencal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Urubici attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pomerode to Urubici takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pomerode to Urubici due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.

Things to do in Urubici

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bom Jardim da Serra

— 2 nights
A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Barrinha Falls, then stroll through Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro, then explore the striking landscape at Serra do Rio do Rastro, and finally walk around Parque Eólico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get outside with Canion do Funil, then take in breathtaking views at Canion das Laranjeiras, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia Imaculado Coração de Maria.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bom Jardim da Serra visit planner.

Traveling by car from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra due to the time zone difference. In June in Bom Jardim da Serra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Imbituba.

Things to do in Bom Jardim da Serra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Imbituba

— 4 nights
Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Morro da Embratel and Praia do Rosa. Get out of town with these interesting Imbituba side-trips: Garopaba (Ser Soham Terapias, Atelie Espinha de Peixe, &more), Sao Martinho (Cascata Salto do Rio Capivara & Cachoeira Alto Sao Martinho) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vermelha Beach, stroll through Praia da Barra de Ibiraquera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Imbituba online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bom Jardim da Serra to Imbituba takes 2.5 hours. June in Imbituba sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Imbituba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florianopolis

— 7 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Family-friendly places like Jurere Beach and Lagoinha do Leste will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, stroll through Joaquina Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche, and make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis route planner.

You can drive from Imbituba to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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.