16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Penha
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Balneario Camboriu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Gramado
— 6 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Oceanografico Univali Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at FIP Feira da Moda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Armacao.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Penha trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Penha is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Penha is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Penha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Blumenau, Oceanografico Univali Museum, FIP Feira da Moda
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Praia da Armacao ©
Praia da Armacao
Oceanografico Univali Museum ©
Oceanografico Univali Museum
FIP Feira da Moda ©
FIP Feira da Moda

3
nights
Balneario Camboriu

Balneario Camboriu ©
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia das Laranjeiras, kick back and relax at Central Beach, and then stop by Balneario Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bombinhas Beach and then stroll through Praia De Quatro Ilhas.

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Balneario Camboriu is very close to Penha. In July in Balneario Camboriu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Balneario Shopping
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Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas

3
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jurere Internacional and Joaquina Beach. Get some cultural insight at Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Projeto Tamar Florianopolis. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste, and stop by Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis attractions planner.

You can drive from Balneario Camboriu to Florianopolis in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach

6
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.
Head to Cristais de Gramado and Atelier Flavio Schollesfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Catedral de Pedra. Change things up with these side-trips from Gramado: Alles Blau Shopping (in Igrejinha) and Morro Reuter (Caminho das Serpentes - Parque de Mosaicos, Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, find something for the whole family at Snowland, stroll through Mini Mundo, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gramado itinerary planner.

Getting from Florianopolis to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Canela, Morro Reuter, Alles Blau Shopping
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Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Mundo a Vapor ©
Mundo a Vapor

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