60 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

60 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Rio Grande do Sul trip planner

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Porto Alegre
— 18 nights
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Flores Da Cunha
— 6 nights
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Bento Goncalves
— 10 nights
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Cassino
— 1 night
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Mostardas
— 4 nights
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Torres
— 5 nights
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Cambara do Sul
— 7 nights
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Canela
— 8 nights
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Porto Alegre

— 18 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS and Fundacao Ibere Camargo. Visiting Guaiba Lake (River) and Quinta Da Estancia will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Porto Alegre side-trips: Igreja Matriz Santa Ana Capela de Santana (in Capela de Santana), Seminario Jesuita (in Pareci Novo) and Museu de Ciencias Naturais (in Viamao). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at Enigma Escape Game, go for a walk through Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ascensao, and stroll around Parque Farroupilha.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto Alegre road trip tool.

Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with highs in Porto Alegre at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Flores Da Cunha.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — Jul 10:

Flores Da Cunha

— 6 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Vinicola Salvattore and Adega Dom Camilo. Step out of the city life by going to Cachoeirao and Gruta Natural. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja Sagrado Coracao de Jesus (in Antonio Prado), Cantina e Vinicola Pasuch (in Nova Roma do Sul) and Catedral Nossa Senhora da Oliveira (in Vacaria).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Flores Da Cunha online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Alegre to Flores Da Cunha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Flores Da Cunha

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Bento Goncalves

— 10 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Get some cultural insight at Casa Fontanari and Casa Valduga Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bento Goncalves: Monte Belo do Sul (Casa Fantin & Faccin Vinhos), Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira) and Cooperativa Vinicola Sao Joao (in Farroupilha). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Vale dos Vinhedos, explore and take pictures at Aurora Winery, and take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bento Goncalves trip planner.

You can drive from Flores Da Cunha to Bento Goncalves in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cassino.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 26:

Cassino

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cassino, then kick back and relax at Praia Molhes da Barra, and then get outside with Estacao Ecologica do Taim.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cassino tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bento Goncalves to Cassino in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Cassino, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mostardas.

Things to do in Cassino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Mostardas

— 4 nights
Mostardas is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Cristovao Pereira Lighthouse and House of Culture of Mostardas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Arambare Beach and Solidao Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mostardas side-trips: Figueira da Paz (in Arambare) and Tavares (Lagoa Do Peixe, Foral de Mostardas, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Simao Beach, walk around Lagoa do Peixe National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Mostardense Beach.

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Traveling by car from Cassino to Mostardas takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Torres.

Things to do in Mostardas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Torres

— 5 nights
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Guarita and Praia da Cal. You'll get in some beach time at Prainha Beach and Imbe Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torres side-trips: Capao da Canoa (Atlantida & Praca Flavio Boianovski), Areias Brancas Beach (in Arroio do Sal) and Bento Albino Cachacas de Alambique (in Maquine). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Balneario Atlantico, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Nossa Senhora Aparecida Grotto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Itapeva.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Torres online visit planner.

Drive from Mostardas to Torres in 3.5 hours. July in Torres sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Torres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Cambara do Sul

— 7 nights
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Visiting Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and Rota Aparados Turismo Receptivo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cambara do Sul: Princesa dos Campos Falls (in Jaquirana) and Sao Jose dos Ausentes (Canyon Monte Negro, Mirante da Serra da Rocinha, &more). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Itaimbezinho Canyon, look for gifts at Sabores da Querencia, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get outside with Cachoeira do Tigre Preto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cambara do Sul attractions website.

Getting from Torres to Cambara do Sul by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canela.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:

Canela

— 8 nights
One of the best bases for ecotourism in the Serra Gaúcha area, the old town of Canela charms visitors with quaint architecture and a laid-back atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol and Parque da Ferradura. Get some cultural insight at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes and Hollywood Dream Cars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canela: Nova Petropolis (Parque Aldeia do Imigrante & Experiencia Edelbrau - Cervejaria), Caxias Do Sul (Vinicola Quinta Don Bonifacio & Vinicola Vinhos Don Severino) and Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canela holiday builder.

Getting from Cambara do Sul to Canela by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canela

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 20:

State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.