11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Curitiba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Porto Alegre
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Gramado
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Estrada Da Graciosa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Familia Fardo Vinicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Ukranian Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Curitiba trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Curitiba is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get a bit cooler in Curitiba: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Curitiba

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
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Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Santuario Tabor Magnificat ©
Santuario Tabor Magnificat

1
night
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Casa de Gomes Jardim, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Guaiba Lake (River), and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Seminario Jesuita and then see a show at Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porto Alegre trip planning app.

Fly from Curitiba to Porto Alegre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Porto Alegre can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Casa de Gomes Jardim, Seminario Jesuita
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Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS ©
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS
Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa ©
Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral

4
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.
Attractions like Snowland and Mundo a Vapor make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Parque da Ferradura and Lago Negro will get you outdoors. Take a break from Gramado with a short trip to Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow in Morro Reuter, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, examine the collection at Dreams Motor Show Gramado, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado road trip planning website.

Drive from Porto Alegre to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canela, Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow
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Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes ©
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Snowland ©
Snowland

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and finally contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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