11 days in Florianopolis, Penha & Santo Andre Itinerary

11 days in Florianopolis, Penha & Santo Andre Itinerary

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11 days in Florianopolis, Penha & Santo Andre Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Florianopolis
— 5 nights
2
Penha
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Santo Andre
— 1 night
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kids will enjoy Praia Mole and Lagoinha do Leste. Take a break from the city and head to Joaquina Beach and Jurere Internacional. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Embratel Hill (in Garopaba). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, don't miss a visit to Morro do Lampiao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santissima Trindade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Ingleses.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip planner .

Sao Paulo to Florianopolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penha.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Rosa, Embratel Hill
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

4
nights
Penha

Penha ©
A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bombinhas Beach and Praia De Quatro Ilhas. Step out of the city life by going to Praia das Laranjeiras and Meia-Praia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Penha: Central Beach (in Balneario Camboriu) and Bombas Beach (in Bombinhas). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Beto Carrero World.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Penha route maker site .

Getting from Florianopolis to Penha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santo Andre.

Things to do in Penha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Balneario Camboriu, Meia-Praia Beach
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Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World

1
night
Santo Andre

Santo Andre
Part of Sao Paulo's metropolitan area, Santo Andre dates back to the 16th century, when Portuguese settlers established a small community here.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Sabina, then make a trip to Planetario Johannes Kepler, and then head outdoors with Parque Regional Prefeito Celso Daniel.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Andre vacation maker site .

You can fly from Penha to Santo Andre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Penha in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Santo Andre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santo Andre

Outdoors Museums
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