18 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul, State of Parana & State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

18 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul, State of Parana & State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Porto Alegre
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Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
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Gramado
— 3 nights
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Praia Grande
— 1 night
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Garopaba
— 2 nights
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Penha
— 1 night
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Florianopolis
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Porto Alegre

— 1 night

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estadio Beira-Rio as well as Metropolitan Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Parque Farroupilha, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, then catch a live event at Estadio Beira-Rio, and finally make a trip to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Edificio Tuyuty, contemplate the waterfront views at Guaiba Lake (River), then don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Chaves.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Alegre online travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to Porto Alegre is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Porto Alegre, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Porto Alegre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Foz do Iguacu

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bela Vista Biological Refuge, Aguaray Eco Esportes, Skydive Foz, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Gramado

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Floresta Nacional De Sao Francisco De Paula, Eco Aventuras Turismo, Casa do Colono, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Metodista, walk around Mini Mundo, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Praia Grande.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Praia Grande

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul as well as National Park of Aparados da Serra. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul, then explore the striking landscape of National Park of Aparados da Serra, and then hike along Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Praia Grande trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Praia Grande takes 3 hours. In February in Praia Grande, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Garopaba.

Things to do in Praia Grande

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Garopaba

— 2 nights
Once a sleepy fishing village, Garopaba has managed to retain much of its low-key charm despite the thousands of visitors who flock to its shores.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Prainha Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Siriu Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Garopaba attractions planner.

You can drive from Praia Grande to Garopaba in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Garopaba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penha.

Things to do in Garopaba

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Penha

— 1 night

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
You've now added Beto Carrero World to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World, then kick back and relax at Praia Vermelha, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Picarras Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Penha travel planning app.

Getting from Garopaba to Penha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. February in Penha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Florianopolis

— 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You've now added Joaquina Beach to your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, walk around Manguezal do Itacorubi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Praia da Solidao.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Penha to Florianopolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.

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.

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · Landmarks
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.