31 days in Florianopolis, Curitiba & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

31 days in Florianopolis, Curitiba & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

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31 days in Florianopolis, Curitiba & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

Start: Boa Vista
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Florianopolis
— 10 nights
2
Curitiba
— 10 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Boa Vista

10
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Balneario Camboriu (Molhe - Barra Sul & Praia das Laranjeiras), Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Garopaba (Sambaquis Beach, Preguica Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Grande Beach (Cangua), take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Florianopolis at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Garopaba, Balneario Camboriu, Itapema Beach, Ponta Grande Beach (Cangua)
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa

10
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Explore Curitiba's surroundings by going to Quatro Barras (Serra da Baitaca State Park & Familia Fardo Vinicola), Vinicola Franco Italiano (in Colombo) and Lapa (Casa da Camara e Cadeia & Santuario Sao Benedito). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, stroll around Parque Tangua, admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, and cruise along Estrada Da Graciosa.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Curitiba trip maker tool .

Getting from Florianopolis to Curitiba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Curitiba when traveling from Florianopolis in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lapa, Quatro Barras, Federal University of Parana Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Instituto Mirtillo Trombini, Vinicola Franco Italiano
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Parque Tangua ©
Parque Tangua

9
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Estatua De Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Itaipulandia (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Foz do Iguacu is a bit warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Estatua De Nossa Senhora Aparecida
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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