20 days in Sao Paulo, Gramado & Penha Itinerary

20 days in Sao Paulo, Gramado & Penha Itinerary

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20 days in Sao Paulo, Gramado & Penha Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Drive:  5​h
1
Sao Paulo
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
2
Gramado
— 11 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Penha
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Family-friendly places like Catavento Cultural e Educacional and Santissima Virgem Parish will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, stop by Dengo Chocolates, ponder the world of politics at Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo, and wander the streets of Liberdade.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santissima Virgem Parish
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Catavento Cultural e Educacional ©
Catavento Cultural e Educacional
Room Escape Games

11
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Snowland and GramadoZoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Tres Coroas), Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula) and Porto Alegre (Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre, Enigma Escape Game, & more). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at National Park of Aparados da Serra. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, make a trip to Rua Coberta, learn about winemaking at Vinicola Salvattore, and find something for the whole family at Parque Terra Magica Florybal.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Penha.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Bento Goncalves, Porto Alegre, Flores Da Cunha, Parque dos Pinheiros
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

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.
Bring the kids along to Beto Carrero World and Praia das Laranjeiras. Explore Penha's surroundings by going to Itapema Beach (in Itapema), Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Cristo Luz (in Balneario Camboriu). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Armacao, get outside with Praia Bacia Da Vovo, and have fun at Kartodromo Internacional Beto Carrero.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Penha online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Penha in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December in Penha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Penha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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