53 days in Brazil Itinerary

53 days in Brazil Itinerary

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53 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Guaruja
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Peruibe
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Lages
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Joinville
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Balneario Camboriu
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Florianopolis
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Porto Alegre
— 6 nights
8
Curitiba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sao Bernardo Do Campo
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Sao Paulo

8
nights
Guaruja

Guaruja ©
Less than 100 km (60 mi) from Sao Paolo, the busy beach town of Guaruja remains unconditionally devoted to tourism, charming visitors with more than 20 well-developed beaches tailor-made for surfing, swimming, and soaking up the sun.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guaruja: Sao Sebastiao (Capela Nossa Senhora do Carmo e Senhor Bom Jesus, Juquehy Beach, & more), Maresias Beach (in Maresias) and Ilhabela (Curral Beach, Cachoeira Da Toca, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tombo beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acqua Mundo, take in the pleasant sights at Morro do Maluf, and stroll through Enseada Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Guaruja driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo to Guaruja is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Guaruja can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Peruibe.

Things to do in Guaruja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Ilhabela, Biquinha de Anchieta
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Maresias Beach ©
Maresias Beach

1
night
Peruibe

Peruibe
With an urban area lining the Atlantic coast and the Serra do Mar mountains as backdrop, Peruibe attracts visitors to the diverse topography and nature typical of southeastern Brazil.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Joao Batista, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Marias Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Guarau Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Peruibe day trip tool .

You can drive from Guaruja to Peruibe in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Guaruja to Peruibe is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lages.

Things to do in Peruibe

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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1
night
Lages

Lages ©
Lages, formerly Lajens, is a Brazilian municipality located in the central part of the state of Santa Catarina, in the region known in Portuguese as "Planalto Serrano".It is located in the mountain region of the state and is the largest municipality of it. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro and then see the interesting displays at Malinverni Filho Museum. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Canion da Ronda, then see the interesting displays at Thiago de Castro History Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lages trip planner .

Drive from Peruibe to Lages in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joinville.

Things to do in Lages

Outdoors Nature Museums

Side Trips

Serra do Rio do Rastro, Canion da Ronda
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Serra do Rio do Rastro ©
Serra do Rio do Rastro
Catedral Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres ©
Thiago de Castro History Museum ©
Thiago de Castro History Museum

5
nights
Joinville

Joinville ©
You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Joinville: Jaragua Do Sul (Arena Jaragua, Parque Malwee, & more), Guaratuba (Guaratuba Beach (Central) & Caieiras Beach) and Pomerode (Portal Turistico Sul & Zoo Pomerode). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Forte Beach, contemplate the long history of Forte Marechal Luz, look for gifts at Shopping Mueller Joinville, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Joinville.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Joinville vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lages to Joinville takes 5 hours. Traveling from Lages to Joinville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Joinville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Francisco do Sul, Jaragua Do Sul, Guaratuba, Pomerode
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Parque Malwee ©
Parque Malwee
Zoo Pomerode ©
Zoo Pomerode
Chiesetta Alpina ©
Chiesetta Alpina

9
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.
Explore Balneario Camboriu's surroundings by going to Beto Carrero World (in Penha), Blumenau (Vila Germanica Park & Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz) and Bombinhas (Bombas Beach, Ribeiro Beach, & more). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Park Unipraias Camboriu. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pr dos Amores, and appreciate the history behind Molhe - Barra Sul.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Balneario Camboriu trip builder tool .

Getting from Joinville to Balneario Camboriu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Blumenau, Itapema Beach, Beto Carrero World
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Parque Unipraias Camboriu ©
Parque Unipraias Camboriu
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

9
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
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, nature, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Internacional, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matadeiro Beach, wander the streets of Costa da Lagoa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoinha do Leste.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Balneario Camboriu to Florianopolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praca Hercilio Luz
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Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

6
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral Basilica Sao Luis Gonzaga (in Novo Hamburgo) and Labirinto Verde (in Nova Petropolis). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre, contemplate the waterfront views at Guaiba Lake (River), explore and take pictures at Arena do Gremio, and get curious at PUCRS Science and Technology Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto Alegre online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Porto Alegre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In December in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Catedral Basilica Sao Luis Gonzaga, Labirinto Verde
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Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

6
nights
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Curitiba is known for parks, museums, shopping, nightlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, steep yourself in history at Ukranian Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Estrada Da Graciosa, and stroll through Parque Barigui.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Curitiba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Porto Alegre to Curitiba in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre in December, expect Curitiba to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Bernardo Do Campo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Parque Tangua ©
Parque Tangua

5
nights
Sao Bernardo Do Campo

Sao Bernardo Do Campo ©
Part of the greater Sao Paulo Metropolitan area, Sao Bernardo Do Compo boasts a wide array of tourist attractions to suit nearly every type of traveler.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Bernardo Do Campo: Mogi das Cruzes Municipal Market (in Mogi das Cruzes), Zooparque (in Itatiba) and Internacional Shopping Guarulhos (in Guarulhos). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Parque Hopi Hari. There's still lots to do: get outside with Parque Roberto Burle Marx, explore and take pictures at Barueri Arena, do a tasting at Vinicola Goes, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Bernardo Do Campo holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Curitiba to Sao Bernardo Do Campo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or drive. In December in Sao Bernardo Do Campo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sao Bernardo Do Campo

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sao Roque, Internacional Shopping Guarulhos, Parque Roberto Burle Marx, Parque Hopi Hari, Mercado Municipal de Mogi das Cruzes
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Ski Mountain Park ©
Ski Mountain Park
Vinicola Goes ©
Vinicola Goes
Barueri Arena ©
Barueri Arena

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