22 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

22 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Blumenau
— 2 nights
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Penha
— 3 nights
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Bombinhas
— 4 nights
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Florianopolis
— 5 nights
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Praia Grande
— 2 nights
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Lauro Muller
— 2 nights
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Imbituba
— 3 nights
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Blumenau

— 2 nights

Tropical Germany

Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Get out of town with these interesting Blumenau side-trips: Igreja Matriz Saoo Pedro Apostolo de Gaspar (in Gaspar), Pomerode (Oxford Crystal Factory, Portal Turistico Sul, &more) and Parque Malwee (in Jaragua Do Sul). It doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park and admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blumenau road trip planning app.

Sao Paulo to Blumenau is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Blumenau are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Penha.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Penha

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penha: Balneario Camboriu (Parque Unipraias Camboriu, Central Beach, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Beto Carrero World.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Penha road trip app.

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Penha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Penha

Parks · Theme Parks · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Bombinhas

— 4 nights
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Take a break from Bombinhas with a short trip to Tribo da Agua Mergulho in Balneario Camboriu, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bombinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sepultura Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Morro do Macaco.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bombinhas trip planner.

Drive from Penha to Bombinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Florianopolis

— 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dunas da Joaquina, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Lagoa Beach, and stop by Lagoa da Conceicao.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bombinhas to Florianopolis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Praia Grande.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

Praia Grande

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Thu), trek along Vale da Pedra Branca Trail and then get outside with Tribo dos Canyons. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Praia Grande tour builder tool.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Praia Grande in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lauro Muller.

Things to do in Praia Grande

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Lauro Muller

— 2 nights
Lauro Müller is a city in Santa Catarina, in the Southern Region of Brazil.HistoryDespite its German name, the city was settled by Italians at the end of the 19th century. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro and then explore the striking landscape at Serra do Rio do Rastro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Sao Marcos and then take in breathtaking views at Cirenaica Canyon.

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Getting from Praia Grande to Lauro Muller by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lauro Muller are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imbituba.

Things to do in Lauro Muller

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Imbituba

— 3 nights
Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Imbituba side-trips: Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau), Vermelha Beach (in Garopaba) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Rosa and enjoy the sand and surf at Teresa Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Imbituba road trip site.

You can drive from Lauro Muller to Imbituba in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Imbituba can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Imbituba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas
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.