21 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

21 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul attractions planner

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Porto Alegre
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Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
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Gramado
— 5 nights
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Cambara do Sul
— 1 night
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Torres
— 3 nights
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Capao da Canoa
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Porto Alegre

— 3 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Porto Alegre is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, catch a live event at Arena do Gremio, walk around Parque Moinhos de Vento, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto Alegre trip itinerary maker.

Belo Horizonte to Porto Alegre is an approximately 20-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto Alegre can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Bento Goncalves

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cristo (in Guapore) and Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Caminhos de Pedra, learn about winemaking at Vinicola Salton, look for gifts at Casa do Queijo, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves online trip planner.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gramado

— 5 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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Mini Mundo, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Parque de Lavanda, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gramado online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Gramado by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Cambara do Sul

— 1 night
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional da Serra Geral.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Cambara do Sul day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Torres.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Torres

— 3 nights
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Step out of Torres with an excursion to Trilha Do Rio Do Boi in Praia Grande--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Guarita, take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Farol, see the interesting displays at Natural Sciences Museum, and Head underground at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Grotto.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torres day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Torres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Capao da Canoa.

Things to do in Torres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Capao da Canoa

— 3 nights
A cape in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Capao da Canoa represents something of a coastal playground.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Morro da Borussia, enjoy the sand and surf at Tramandai Beach, and then stroll around Praca Flavio Boianovski. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atlantida and then make a splash at Marina Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Capao da Canoa sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Torres to Capao da Canoa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Capao da Canoa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capao da Canoa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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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.