5 days in Chapeco, Balneario Camboriu & Itajai Itinerary

5 days in Chapeco, Balneario Camboriu & Itajai Itinerary

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5 days in Chapeco, Balneario Camboriu & Itajai Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  3​h 30​min
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Balneario Camboriu
— 3 nights
Bus:  15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Curitiba


Chapeco ©
A predominantly industrial city of around 200,000 residents, with 400,000 more people living in its metropolitan area, Chapeco remains the largest city in the western region of Santa Catarina state.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santo Antonio and then pause for some photo ops at Atrio Davi Barela Davi.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chapeco day trip tool .

Curitiba to Chapeco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Curitiba to Chapeco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Chapeco

Historic Sites
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Catedral Santo Antonio ©
Catedral Santo Antonio
Atrio Davi Barela Davi ©
Atrio Davi Barela Davi

Balneario Camboriu

Balneario Camboriu ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas), Vila Germanica Park (in Blumenau) and Beto Carrero World (in Penha). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, appreciate the history behind Cristo Luz, take in the waterfront at Deck do Pontal Norte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itapema Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Balneario Camboriu day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chapeco to Balneario Camboriu. The time zone difference when traveling from Chapeco to Balneario Camboriu is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Itajai.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Germanica Park, Bombinhas Beach, Beto Carrero World, Itapema Beach
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras


Itajai ©
With a rich heritage of Portuguese and German immigration, Itajai boasts many interesting cultural attractions, such as landmark works of architecture, restaurants serving diverse examples of local cuisine (in particular, freshly-caught seafood), and local history museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Cabecudas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brava Beach, then don't miss a visit to Praca Vidal Ramos, and finally admire the striking features of Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Itajai trip maker site .

Itajai is just a stone's throw from Balneario Camboriu. In December in Itajai, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Itajai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cabecudas Beach ©
Cabecudas Beach
Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento ©
Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento