5 days in Brazil Itinerary

5 days in Brazil Itinerary

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5 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Macapa
1
Macapa
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Florianopolis
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
3
Penha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Blumenau
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Balneario Camboriu
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Macapa

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Macapa

Macapa ©
The equator cuts right through Macapa, giving the town the playful moniker of "The Capital of the Middle of the World." The city is accessible by air and sea; it sits along the Amazon River very near where it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Centro de Pesquisas Museologicas Sacaca Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Desenvolvimento Sustentavel, then don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa, and finally don't miss a visit to Jardim Marco Zero.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Macapa trip builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Macapa. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Macapa

Museums
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Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa

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Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 13th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Lagoa da Conceicao, then look for all kinds of wild species at Open Sea Turtle Museum, and then kick back and relax at Praia Mole.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florianopolis travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Macapa to Florianopolis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Macapa in July: highs in Florianopolis hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Penha.

Things to do in Florianopolis

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Open Sea Turtle Museum ©
Open Sea Turtle Museum
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoa da Conceicao
Lagoa da Conceicao

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museu Historico de Penha, then find something for the whole family at Beto Carrero World, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Batista Chapel.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Penha trip app .

Take a shuttle from Florianopolis to Penha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blumenau.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Sao Joao Batista Chapel ©
Sao Joao Batista Chapel

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Blumenau

Blumenau ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park, examine the collection at Hering Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Spitzkopf, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blumenau day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Penha to Blumenau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Vila Germanica Park ©
Vila Germanica Park
Parque Spitzkopf ©
Parque Spitzkopf

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Molhe - Barra Sul and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Laranjeiras.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Balneario Camboriu online itinerary planner .

Getting from Blumenau to Balneario Camboriu by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras