Route & dates
8 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary
Fly: 7h 30min
Porto Alegre— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Canela— 3 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Caxias Do Sul— 2 nights
Fly: 8h 30min
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On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, explore the activities along Guaiba Lake (River), then engage your brain at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Immigration and Japanese Culture of UFRGS. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Parque dos Rosa, make a trip to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre, view the masterpieces at Galeria Hipotetica, then enjoy some diversion at Enigma Escape Game, and finally examine the collection at Ruy Tedesco International Sport Club Museum.
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Belem to Porto Alegre is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Belem in September, with highs in Porto Alegre at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canela.
Things to do in Porto Alegre
Parque dos Rosa
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Mundo a Vapor and Catedral de Pedra. Appreciate the collections at Hollywood Dream Cars and Castelinho Caracol. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, examine the collection at Harley Motor Show, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and find something for the whole family at Snowland.
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Getting from Porto Alegre to Canela by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Caxias Do Sul.
Things to do in Canela
Caxias Do Sul
Caxias do Sul reflects the legacy of its original Italian settlement, as evidenced in the city’s architecture and culture.Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Museu dos Ex-combatentes da FEB, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pellegrino Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario N S do Caravaggio, then contemplate the long history of Caminhos de Pedra, and finally do a tasting at Aurora Winery. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn and then take an in-depth tour of Parque Aldeia do Imigrante.
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Drive from Canela to Caxias Do Sul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Caxias Do Sul
Bento Goncalves, Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn, Parque Aldeia do Imigrante, Santuario N S do Caravaggio