28 days in Brazil Itinerary

28 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Porto Alegre
— 5 nights
Bus
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Gramado
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Canela
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Alegre
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bombinhas
— 2 nights
Bus
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Balneario Camboriu
— 1 night
Bus
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Joinville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paranagua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Curitiba
— 5 nights
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Porto Alegre

— 5 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fundacao Ibere Camargo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS and MARGS - Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul. Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Memorial do Ministério Público are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Porto Alegre to Capao da Canoa to see Capao da Canoa Beach about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora Madre de Deus, go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, walk around Parque Farroupilha, and contemplate the waterfront views at Guaiba Lake (River).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto Alegre vacation maker app.

Manaus to Porto Alegre is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Porto Alegre is 1 hour. February in Porto Alegre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Gramado

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at O Reino do Chocolate - Caracol Chocolates, then see the interesting displays at Mundo de Chocolate, then get engrossed in the history at Parque Aldeia do Imigrante, and finally laugh and play at Esculturas Parque Pedras do Silencio.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porto Alegre to Gramado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canela.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Canela

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canela route builder site.

Canela is just a short distance from Gramado. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Porto Alegre

— 2 nights

Smile City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Metropolitan Cathedral as well as Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, and then gain insight at Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory). On your second day here, head outdoors with Pista do Gasometro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Itapua Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto Alegre trip maker app.

Drive from Canela to Porto Alegre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Florianopolis

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia Mole, kick back and relax at Joaquina Beach, and then stroll through Praia do Campeche. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then stroll through Jurere Beach, and then kick back and relax at Daniela's Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip site.

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Florianopolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sepultura Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bombinhas Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Quatro Ilhas. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Mariscal and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bombinhas trip maker.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Bombinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bombinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Balneario Camboriu

— 1 night
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.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Balneario Camboriu trip planning app.

Drive from Bombinhas to Balneario Camboriu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joinville.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Joinville

— 4 nights

City of Princes

You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Visit Enseada Beach and Forte Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional Do Mar and Museu Nacional de Imigracao e Colonizacao. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Joinville - Sao Francisco Xavier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Estrada Bonita, explore the striking landscape at Castelo dos Bugres, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoobotanico.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Joinville online day trip planner.

Drive from Balneario Camboriu to Joinville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Joinville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paranagua.

Things to do in Joinville

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paranagua

— 2 nights

Cradle of Parana

Founded in 1648, Paranagua is the oldest city in the state, enjoying a rich maritime history as one of the country's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): Head underground at Gruta das Encantadas and then stroll through Fora Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mercado Municipal do Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Federal University of Parana Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church.

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Traveling by car from Joinville to Paranagua takes 2.5 hours. In February in Paranagua, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Curitiba.

Things to do in Paranagua

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Curitiba

— 5 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Oscar Niemeyer and Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and the Polish Immigration Memorial. When in Curitiba, make a side trip to see Familia Fardo Vinicola in Quatro Barras, approximately Quatro Barras away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bairro de Santa Felicidade, learn about winemaking at Vinicola Durigan, walk around Tangua Park, and cruise along Estrada Da Graciosa.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paranagua to Curitiba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paranagua in February, with highs in Curitiba at 30°C and lows at 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

4.4
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.