15 days in State of Parana Itinerary

15 days in State of Parana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Parana tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Curitiba
— 2 nights
Drive
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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). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, walk around Tangua Park, examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba online tour itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in Curitiba reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow 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
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Painel Monumento ao Tropeiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio, examine the collection at Cel. Joaquim Lacerda House, see the interesting displays at Casa da Memoria ou Casa dos Cavalinhos Museum, then examine the collection at Museu de Armas, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa da Camara e Cadeia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lapa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Lapa takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lapa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Nossa Senhora do Silencio, take an in-depth tour of Mother Leonia Milito Memorial House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Igapo Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Londrina trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lapa to Londrina. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lapa in December: high temperatures in Londrina hover around 36°C and lows are around 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pick up some local products at Mercadao de Maringa, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Madre Paulina, then see the interesting displays at Museu Dinamico Interdisciplinar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paróquia Menino Jesus de Praga e São Francisco Xavier. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Parque do Inga, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque do Japao, then examine the collection at Museu Esportivo de Maringa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cruz Chapel.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maringa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Londrina to Maringa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to 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, get outside with Lago Municipal De Toledo, examine the collection at Museu de Antiguidades Maquinas de Costura, then don't miss a visit to Praca Willy Barth, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Cristo Rei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Municipal Romolo Martinelli, walk around Parque do Povo - Luiz Claudio Hoffmann, and then explore and take pictures at Parque Ecologico Diva Paim Barth.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Maringa to Toledo takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maringa to Toledo. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

Drive from Toledo to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toledo to Foz do Iguacu. When traveling from Toledo in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

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

State of Parana travel guide

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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.