15 days in State of Parana Itinerary

15 days in State of Parana Itinerary

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Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lapa
— 1 night
Drive to Afonso Pena Airport, Fly to Londrina
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Londrina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maringa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
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Curitiba

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Change things up with a short trip to Vinhos do Italiano in Sao Jose Dos Pinhais (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, explore and take pictures at Estrada Da Graciosa, and take a stroll through Bairro de Santa Felicidade.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Curitiba trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lapa.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Lapa

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Painel Monumento ao Tropeiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio, see the interesting displays at Cel. Joaquim Lacerda House, examine the collection at Casa da Memoria ou Casa dos Cavalinhos Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Armas, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa da Camara e Cadeia.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lapa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Curitiba to Lapa in 1.5 hours. December in Lapa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Londrina.

Things to do in Lapa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Londrina

— 3 nights

Little London

Established in the early 1900s by foreign settlers, Londrina initially served as a stopover point for British coffee traders transporting beans from Paraná and São Paulo to the port of Santos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Londrina: Igreja Matriz Santuario Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Arapongas), Catedral Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (in Apucarana) and Mozart de Oliveira Vallim Museum (in Cornelio Procopio). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt, stop by Londrina Catuaí Mall, see the interesting displays at Didatico de Anatomia Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Nossa Senhora do Silencio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Londrina planner.

Explore your travel options from Lapa to Londrina with the Route module. Traveling from Lapa in December, things will get a bit warmer in Londrina: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maringa.

Things to do in Londrina

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Maringa

— 2 nights

Song City

Instantly notable for its striking skyline featuring the large conical spire of a distinctive cathedral, Maringa stands out as one of the world's greenest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pick up some local products at Mercadao de Maringa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Madre Paulina, see the interesting displays at Museu Dinamico Interdisciplinar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paróquia Menino Jesus de Praga e São Francisco Xavier. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Parque do Inga, then admire the natural beauty at Parque do Japao, then see the interesting displays at Museu Esportivo de Maringa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cruz Chapel.

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You can drive from Londrina to Maringa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Maringa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Maringa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Toledo

— 2 nights
Toledo is a municipality Brazil state of Paraná. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Art-Tayaa, head outdoors with Lago Municipal De Toledo, see the interesting displays at Museu de Antiguidades Maquinas de Costura, then don't miss a visit to Praca Willy Barth, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Cristo Rei. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Municipal Romolo Martinelli, stroll around Parque do Povo - Luiz Claudio Hoffmann, and then walk around Parque Ecologico Diva Paim Barth.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Toledo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maringa to Toledo takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Maringa to Toledo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Toledo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Foz do Iguacu

— 4 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, and see the interesting displays at Itaipu Ecomuseu.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip app.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Toledo to Foz do Iguacu is 1 hour. Traveling from Toledo in January, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

State of Parana travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zoos · Gardens
Featuring a strong European heritage, State of Parana represents one of Brazil's most surprising regions, delighting visitors with its coastal cities boasting Mediterranean atmosphere and innovative architecture. Often overlooked by foreign tourists who flock to its northern neighbor, the state remains one of Brazil's wealthiest and most developed regions. Beach lovers and surfers vacation in State of Parana to take advantage of good weather and warm Atlantic waters, while nature-lovers prefer the region's largely unspoiled swathes of rainforest. No State of Parana tour is complete without a visit to the region's World Heritage-listed national park, celebrated worldwide for its jaw-dropping waterfalls.