8 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

8 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

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Porto Alegre
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Torres
— 3 nights
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Gramado
— 3 nights
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Bento Goncalves
— 1 night
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Porto Alegre

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
On the 7th (Fri), go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre trip maker site.

Ribeirao Preto to Porto Alegre is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torres.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Childrens Museums · Museums

Torres

— 3 nights
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Guarita and Praia da Cal. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Balneario Atlantico and Areias Brancas Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grande Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Nossa Senhora Aparecida Grotto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Itapeva.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Torres day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Torres in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Torres sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Torres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Gramado

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hollywood Dream Cars and Museu de Cera. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, stroll around Mini Mundo, examine the collection at Dreams Motor Show Gramado, and find something for the whole family at Mundo a Vapor.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Torres to Gramado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bento Goncalves

— 1 night

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): do a tasting at Casa Valduga Winery and then do a tasting at Vale dos Vinhedos.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bento Goncalves trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Bento Goncalves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.