7 days in State of Santa Catarina & State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

7 days in State of Santa Catarina & State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

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7 days in State of Santa Catarina & State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Start: Concordia
Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Urubici
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Florianopolis
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Concordia

1
night
Urubici

Urubici ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Avencal, get great views at Morro da Igreja, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Urubici tour planner.

Concordia, Argentina to Urubici is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Concordia to Urubici. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Urubici

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cachoeira do Avencal ©
Cachoeira do Avencal
Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes ©
Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Morro da Igreja ©
Morro da Igreja

2
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 16th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Campeche, explore the striking landscape at Dunas da Joaquina, and then kick back and relax at Daniela's Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Matadeiro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Solidao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Guarda do Embau Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Urubici to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Guarda do Embau Beach
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Daniela's Beach ©
Daniela's Beach
Dunas da Joaquina ©
Dunas da Joaquina
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, then stroll around Mini Mundo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Snowland, then don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, then get in on the family fun at Vitivinicola Jolimont, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gramado day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol