21 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

21 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Praia Grande
— 2 nights
2
Bom Jardim da Serra
— 2 nights
3
Imbituba
— 4 nights
4
Pomerode
— 1 night
5
Balneario Camboriu
— 5 nights
6
Florianopolis
— 6 nights

2
nights
Praia Grande

Praia Grande ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Tribo dos Canyons and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Vale da Pedra Branca Trail and then trek along Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Praia Grande tour builder tool.

Houston, USA to Praia Grande is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Houston to Praia Grande, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in September, with highs in Praia Grande at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.

Things to do in Praia Grande

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Tribo dos Canyons ©
Tribo dos Canyons
Trilha Do Rio Do Boi ©
Trilha Do Rio Do Boi
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Bom Jardim da Serra

Bom Jardim da Serra ©
A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Tropeiros, then take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro, and finally get outside with Canion do Funil. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Barrinha Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Canion das Laranjeiras, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Rio Amaral.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bom Jardim da Serra trip planner.

Getting from Praia Grande to Bom Jardim da Serra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bom Jardim da Serra can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imbituba.

Things to do in Bom Jardim da Serra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lauro Muller
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Serra do Rio do Rastro ©
Serra do Rio do Rastro
Canion das Laranjeiras ©
Canion das Laranjeiras
Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro ©
Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro

4
nights
Imbituba

Imbituba ©
Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Visiting Praia do Rosa and SkyZimba Paraquedismo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imbituba: Guarda do Embau (Prainha Beach & Pedra do Urubu), Garopaba (Vermelha Beach & Ser Soham Terapias) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vermelha Beach, stroll through Luz Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Molhes da Barra.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Imbituba sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bom Jardim da Serra to Imbituba by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Imbituba are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pomerode.

Things to do in Imbituba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Guarda do Embau, Garopaba, Laguna, Guarda do Embau Beach
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SkyZimba Paraquedismo ©
SkyZimba Paraquedismo
Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach

1
night
Pomerode

Pomerode ©
Founded in the 1860s by Pomeranian Germans, the small town of Pomerode boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure that makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of foreign visitors.
On the 12th (Sat), meet the residents at Zoo Pomerode, get interesting insight from ArtFalcon Falcoaria, then contemplate the long history of Portal Turistico Sul, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pomerode trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Imbituba to Pomerode takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Imbituba in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Pomerode. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Pomerode

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul
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Zoo Pomerode ©
Zoo Pomerode
Portal Turistico Sul ©
Portal Turistico Sul

5
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.
Visiting Praia das Laranjeiras and Bombinhas Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Balneario Camboriu side-trips: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Bombinhas (Sepultura Beach, Prainha Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Careca, stroll through Pr de Taquarinhas, kick back and relax at Brava Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Morro da Aguada.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Balneario Camboriu trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pomerode to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Itajai, Itapema Beach, Beto Carrero World
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

6
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Mole and Joaquina Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Forte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, and capture your vacation like a pro with Floripa Click Tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Balneario Camboriu to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

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