49 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

49 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Santa Catarina tour planner

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Fly to Afonso Pena Airport, Drive to Jaragua Do Sul
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Jaragua Do Sul
— 4 nights
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Penha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blumenau
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sao Martinho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Urubici
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bom Jardim da Serra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Praia Grande
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garopaba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 9 nights
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Jaragua Do Sul

— 4 nights
Surrounded by mountains and divided by three snaking rivers, Jaragua do Sul feels like a city in close touch with the nature it's built on.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jaragua Do Sul: Emilio Fiorentino Battistella Reserve (in Corupa), Parque Natural das Aves (in Sao Bento Do Sul) and Cascata Paraiso (in Campo Alegre). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Malwee, engage your brain at WEG Museum of Science and Technology, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta Alpina.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaragua Do Sul road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Jaragua Do Sul is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Jaragua Do Sul, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Jaragua Do Sul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Penha.

Things to do in Jaragua Do Sul

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Penha

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to EcoCulture Center Adventure House (in Porto Belo), Balneario Camboriu (Avenida Atlantica, Parque Unipraias Camboriu, &more) and Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento (in Itajai). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World and make a trip to Sao Joao Batista Chapel.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Penha trip planner.

Drive from Jaragua Do Sul to Penha in 1.5 hours. August in Penha sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blumenau.

Things to do in Penha

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Blumenau

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blumenau: Igreja Matriz Saoo Pedro Apostolo de Gaspar (in Gaspar), Brusque (House of Aldo Krieger & Mitra Metropolitana de Fpolis) and Pomerode (Zoo Pomerode, ArtFalcon Falcoaria, &more). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Vila Germanica Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Paulista, look for gifts at Emporio Frozen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Blumenau online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Penha to Blumenau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blumenau are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Martinho.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sao Martinho

— 2 nights
São Martinho, Santa Catarina is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.The municipality contains part of the Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, a protected area created in 1975. On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata Salto do Rio Capivara and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Alto Sao Martinho. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bomfim and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuário Diocesano Bem-Aventurada Albertina Berkenbrock.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Martinho driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Blumenau to Sao Martinho in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Blumenau in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Sao Martinho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Urubici.

Things to do in Sao Martinho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urubici

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Urubici: Serra do Corvo Branco (in Grao Para), Morro das Torres (in Urupema) and Sao Joaquim Sala Martinho de Haro Religious Arts Museum (in Sao Joaquim). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, look for gifts at Loja Art & Mel, and head outdoors with Arroio do Engenho.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Urubici trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sao Martinho to Urubici takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.

Things to do in Urubici

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bom Jardim da Serra

— 4 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.
When in Bom Jardim da Serra, make a side trip to see Cirenaica Canyon in Treviso, approximately Treviso away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro, admire the sheer force of Barrinha Falls, get outside with Canion da Ronda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bom Jardim da Serra sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra. In August, daytime highs in Bom Jardim da Serra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Praia Grande.

Things to do in Bom Jardim da Serra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia Grande

— 3 nights
Take a break from Praia Grande with a short trip to Cachoeira da Cortina in Timbe do Sul, about 1h 20 min away.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Praia Grande road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bom Jardim da Serra to Praia Grande takes 3 hours. August in Praia Grande sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Garopaba.

Things to do in Praia Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Garopaba

— 6 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.
Explore Garopaba's surroundings by going to Guarda do Embau (Pedra do Urubu & Vale da Utopia) and Sao Bonifacio (Cachoeira do Capivari & Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Morro da Embratel, relax and rejuvenate at Ser Soham Terapias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha da Pedra Branca, and stop by Queijo com Sotaque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Garopaba trip planner.

You can drive from Praia Grande to Garopaba in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Garopaba can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Garopaba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Florianopolis

— 9 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Brava, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach, and make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary app.

Drive from Garopaba to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.