42 days in Florianopolis & Ilhabela Itinerary

42 days in Florianopolis & Ilhabela Itinerary

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42 days in Florianopolis & Ilhabela Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Florianopolis
— 20 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
2
Ilhabela
— 20 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

20
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get in touch with nature at Naufragados Beach and Silveira Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vermelha Beach and Ibiraquera Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Governador Celso Ramos (Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress, Praia de Palmas, & more), Palhoca (Praia do Maco & Praia do Maço) and Garopaba (Dunas do Ouvidor e do Siriu, Siriu Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ouvidor Beach, kick back and relax at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Eco 360, and step off the mainland to explore Ilha de Porto Belo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florianopolis trip itinerary tool .

Sao Paulo to Florianopolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Imbituba, Garopaba, Balneario Camboriu, Governador Celso Ramos, Bombinhas
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Vermelha Beach ©
Vermelha Beach
Trilha Costa da Lagoa ©
Trilha Costa da Lagoa
Praia da Barra de Ibiraquera ©
Praia da Barra de Ibiraquera

20
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fome Beach and Ilhabela State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Praia Grande and Toque Toque Pequeno Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Boicucanga Beach (in Boicucanga), Sao Sebastiao (Toque Toque Grande Beach, Camburizinho Beach, & more) and Pauba Beach (in Pauba). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Da Toca, enjoy the sand and surf at Viana Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Portinho Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ilhabela trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilhabela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Caraguatatuba
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Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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