60 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

60 days in State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Porto Alegre
— 18 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Flores Da Cunha
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bento Goncalves
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Cassino
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Mostardas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Torres
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cambara do Sul
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Canela
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

18
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Get in touch with nature at Guaiba Lake (River) and Sitio Cascata da Borussia. Get some cultural insight at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS and Seminario Jesuita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Alegre: Parque dos Rosa (in Canoas), Igreja Matriz Santa Ana Capela de Santana (in Capela de Santana) and Viamao (Museu de Ciencias Naturais & Quinta Da Estancia). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, take an in-depth tour of Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa, explore the world behind art at Fundacao Ibere Camargo, and examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June: high temperatures in Porto Alegre hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish 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

Side Trips

Novo Hamburgo, Ivoti, Canoas, Dois Irmaos, Morro Reuter
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Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS ©
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS
Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana ©
Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana
Fundacao Ibere Camargo ©
Fundacao Ibere Camargo

6
nights
Flores Da Cunha

Flores Da Cunha ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Vinicola Salvattore and Viapiana Winery. 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), Adega Dom Camilo (in Nova Padua) and Catedral Nossa Senhora da Oliveira (in Vacaria).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, 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

Side Trips

Nova Padua, Antonio Prado, Sao Marcos, Nova Roma do Sul, Catedral Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Viapiana Winery ©
Viapiana Winery
Vinicola Luiz Argenta ©
Vinicola Luiz Argenta

10
nights
Bento Goncalves

Bento Goncalves ©
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 Vale dos Vinhedos and Vinicola Valmarino. Change things up with these side-trips from Bento Goncalves: Cooperativa Vinicola Sao Joao (in Farroupilha), Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul) and Monte Belo do Sul (Casa Fantin & Faccin Vinhos). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Casa Fontanari, steep yourself in history at Aurora Winery, and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bento Goncalves tour itinerary website.

Getting from Flores Da Cunha to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cassino.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Monte Belo do Sul, Garibaldi, Pinto Bandeira, Farroupilha, Sao Pellegrino Church
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Casa Fontanari ©
Casa Fontanari
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

1
night
Cassino

Cassino ©
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, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cassino tour itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Bento Goncalves to Cassino with the Route module. 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Estacao Ecologica do Taim
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Praia do Cassino ©
Praia do Cassino

4
nights
Mostardas

Mostardas ©
Mostardas is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pai Joao Beach and Balneario Mostardense Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Sao Simao Beach and Lagoa do Peixe National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Mostardas side-trips: Arambare (Arambare Beach & Figueira da Paz) and Tavares (Lagoa Do Peixe, Foral de Mostardas, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cristovao Pereira Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solidao Beach, stroll around Parque Ovearte, and see the interesting displays at House of Culture of Mostardas.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mostardas trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cassino to Mostardas in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Torres.

Things to do in Mostardas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tavares, Arambare
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Lagoa do Peixe National Park ©
Lagoa do Peixe National Park
Cristovao Pereira Lighthouse ©
Cristovao Pereira Lighthouse
Farol Capao da Marca ©
Farol Capao da Marca

5
nights
Torres

Torres ©
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 Prainha Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Imbe Beach and Molhes Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torres side-trips: Bento Albino Cachacas de Alambique (in Maquine), Areias Brancas Beach (in Arroio do Sal) and Capao da Canoa (Atlantida & Praca Flavio Boianovski). 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.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torres online visit planner.

Drive from Mostardas to Torres in 3 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

Side Trips

Arroio do Sal, Capao da Canoa, Bento Albino Cachacas de Alambique, Imbe Beach, Cascata da Pedra Branca
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Praia Guarita ©
Praia Guarita
Praia Balneario Atlantico ©
Praia Balneario Atlantico
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach

7
nights
Cambara do Sul

Cambara do Sul ©
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 Canyon Monte Negro 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 (Cachoeira do Perau Branco, Mirante da Serra da Rocinha, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of National Park of Aparados da Serra, take in breathtaking views at Indios Coroados Canyon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and head outdoors with Cachoeira do Tigre Preto.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambara do Sul trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Torres to Cambara do Sul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canela.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Jose dos Ausentes, Princesa dos Campos Falls
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Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul ©
Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul
National Park of Aparados da Serra ©
National Park of Aparados da Serra
Canyon Monte Negro ©
Canyon Monte Negro

8
nights
Canela

Canela ©
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 Lago Negro. Get some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Casa Seganfredo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canela: Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula), Caxias Do Sul (Vinicola Quinta Don Bonifacio & Vinhos Don Severino) and Nova Petropolis (Parque Aldeia do Imigrante & Cervejaria Edelbrau). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Dream Cars, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, 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

Side Trips

Gramado, Caxias Do Sul, Nova Petropolis, Miragem Livraria
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Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes ©
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Mundo a Vapor ©
Mundo a Vapor